Ours always tries hard and is fairly handicapped so has to be considered as the likes of Forty Five, who returns from a lay-off, and Daneva struggle to get their head in front. Tyup Pompey may not be the force of old while Sky Calling has a bit to prove having been pulled up on his reappearance at Newton Abbot, though that was his first run since December. SADLER'S STAR doesn't look badly treated and probably sees out this trip a little better than recent Uttoxeter third Overlaw. Michael Blake's charge gets the vote.
Forty Five (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Held up in 5th, clsoed on outside 12th, chased winner after 4 out until next, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Ring Bo Ree (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Sadler's Star (GER) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, ridden after 13th, closed 4 out, every chance next, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 6l behind Point Blank (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Sky Calling 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, led 6th until next, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Dean's Grange (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Daneva (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, soon ridden, weakened before next, 7th of 11, 43l behind Kings Story (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in May.
Tyup Pompey (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, weakened from 10th, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Brimham Boy (10-8) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Overlaw 4-1fav (10-10) Tracked leader, challenged 7th, led 4 out, ridden after 2 out, headed last, no impression when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Tempting Paradise (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Ours (FR) 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed 3 out, soon beaten, never looked like losing 2nd, 2nd of 10, 22l behind Kap West (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.