Several of these are previous course winners so this is a competitive affair. Carlisle second Scotswell, last month's course and distance winner Book 'Em Danno and Dark Energy all like to force the pace. My Idea also races up with the pace so it might suit a hold-up horse. Titchwood pounced late to score over 2m4f at Aintree and is only 4lb higher while Grandad's Horse come be coming back to form. Drumlang catches the eye near the foot of the weights but LUCKY LANDING clearly found 2m too sharp last week. He's back on a winning mark and, having already won three times around here, is entitled to go close again.
Grandads Horse 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake 10th, lost place when not much room 4 out, soon well held, 5th of 9, 32l behind Anquetta (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May.
I Have Dreamed (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, not fluent 8th, outpaced next, lost place 4 out, mistake and weakened next, 4th of 7, 25l behind Deciding Moment (10-10) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent and one pace 2 out, stayed on well flat, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Titchwood (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Held up, slightly hampered 3rd, niggled along 10th, headway before 12th, went 2nd next, led before 3 out, pressed last, driven out, won at Aintree 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May beating Kauto Relko (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Scotswell 8-1 (11-5) Led, ridden last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Lively Baron (10-13) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in May.
Book'em Danno (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Led to 3rd, led again 5th, pushed along and headed before 3 out, rallied run-in to regain lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Keltic Rhythm (11-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dark Energy 11-1 (11-1) Led from 1st, soon headed, chased leaders when faultered and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bowie (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd, 7 ran.
Qoubilai (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, led 2 out, kept on, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating French Ties (11-12) by 1l, 9 ran.
Father Jack (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th 2 out, left 5th after last and left 4th 100 yards out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Rodriguez (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Drumlang (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, outpaced before 4 out, no extra next, 6th of 7, 29l behind Karinga Dancer (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
My Idea 7-1 (10-0) Prominent, led 7th until 9th, led 10th, headed after 3 out, no chance with winner last, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Fentara (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in May.