Mr Cardle ran green on debut at Sedgefield in May but still only found one too good. He should go close here if learning from the experience but FATHER EDWARD was very impressive when well backed at Fontwell just a few days later and could be good enough to defy the extra 7lb. Presenting The Way was runner-up at Newton Abbot in April on his first start under Rules while Yes I Will and Arakelton should progress from initial efforts. Urban Hymn has won a point-to-points and In The Rough may be the pick of the newcomers.
Father Edward (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 4f out, kept on well inside final furlong, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Springhill Lad (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Flashyfrank Franklins Gardens gelding out of White Flash.
In The Rough (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Sounds Charming.
Mr Cardle (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) In touch on outer, pushed along and headway over 5f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Amazing Scenes (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Presenting The Way 7-1 (10-12) Led, came stands' side 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Howlongisafoot (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Tashkaldou (FR) Kaldou Star gelding out of Tashka.
Top Show Sakhee gelding out of Rose Show.
Untilla Legend Midnight Legend gelding out of Tilla.
Urban Hymn (FR) 3-1 (11-7) (tt) made all; lft clr 3 out; impressive, won at Avon Vale 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Degenerate (12-0) by well, 11 ran.
Yes I Will 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden in 7th over 3f out, outpaced final 2f, 6th of 13, 41l behind Tradewinds (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Arakelton 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, went 5th 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 22l behind Hannah's Princess (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.