MOONSTREAKER comes here after winning at Fakenham and gets the vote to emerge victorious here whilst Capable Guest makes his hurdling debut and Calon Crwbin comes here with every chance. Our selection won by an eighteen length margin last time out and won over course and distance earlier on this year. Although disappointing at Aintree in between those runs that race was against much tougher opposition than today. If producing the sort of form that he is capable of then he has the strongest claims. Calon Crwbin may be the main danger and has been running pretty well so far this year. Second behind the impressive Osric last time out he cannot be ruled out of calculations. Capable Guest has a first try over the jumps and although his trainer has only had one winner at this course over the past five seasons, any market moves for George Moore's charge may be of interest. However we side with Moonstreaker to make it back-to-back wins.
Moonstreaker 1-3fav (11-2) Keen, jumped right, made all, ridden clear approaching last, eased towards finish, won at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Wicklewood (10-1) by 18l, 6 ran.
Calon Crwbin 5-4 (11-5) Led, hung right, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Osric (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Capable Guest (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Chocolate Caramel (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) gf in Jun (flat).
Devils And Dust (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, pressed leader from 3 out, challenged when hit last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Mountskip (10-10) at Hexham 2m Am nov hcp hdl (5) gf in May.
Dowd's Destiny (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up and keen, hit and weakened from 5th, 9th of 15, 36l behind Frank Crow (11-3) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb '08.
Moonset 16-1 (10-11) In touch, ridden and outpaced 3f out, struggling after, 7th of 9, 11l behind Cashpoint (11-4) at Lingfield 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Morecambe Bay 100-1 (10-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Mr Moonshine (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 5 ran.
Moscow Oznick 14-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 5l behind Beaubrav (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun (flat).
Riqaab (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led, headed 5f out, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Lang Shining (9-6) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in Jun (flat).
Simone Martini (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, in rear, behind 5th, tailed off, 7th of 13, 41l behind Players Please (11-10) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Sunset Resort (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, chased leading pair from 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 4, 7l behind The Ferbane Man (10-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Santamina (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, weakened from next, 7th of 9, well behind Majestic Mayhem (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Broadway Allstar (IRE) 11-4 (10-10) Tracked leader until after 2nd, remained prominent, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 27l behind Bonzeno Queen (10-7) at Stratford 2m nov sell hdl (5) gd in May.