Baily Storm was well beaten off a higher mark at Stratford having scored at Worcester before that and April's winner at Plumpton, Ballyvoneen, has failed to figure in a couple of subsequent starts. High Ron is yet another on the comeback trail as he was still beaten a distance when third at Southwell though he makes more appeal than the out of form Balinroab. That leaves RUDIGREEN, who failed by only a head at Worcester last week when attempting to land a hat-trick and can go one better in this.
Rudigreen (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 13th, challenged 2 out, every chance flat, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Uncle Pelder (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f 5yo nov hcp (4) gf.
Balinroab (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 1st, reminders throughout, headway and blundered 4 out, weakened before last, pulled up, in a race won by Papradon (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jul, 10 ran.
High Ron 11-2 (11-0) Led until 4th, chased leaders, blundered 6th, lost place 8th, mistakes and reminders 11th and next, rallied to 4th 4 out, left in poor 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 31l behind According To Trev (11-0) at Southwell 3m beg chase (4) gd.
Baily Storm (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, driven when blundered 13th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Pantxoa (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Led, jumped slowly and headed 7th, chased leading pair until 13th, chased leaders in 4th until 4 out, soon struggling, 5th of 9, 25l behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.