The leading contenders have all been winning at Worcester and Super Collider's burden is reduced by a conditional's 10lb allowance. The latter won a claiming hurdle in June while Separate Shadows carries a penalty for his narrow-margin victory in the same month. But ENGAI recorded a fast time when landing a maiden hurdle at Worcester 10 days ago and David Bridgewater's charge may just edge this. Mighty Snazzy was a well beaten second at Uttoxeter last time but did well considering that was his first outing since 2011 and he makes more appeal than Isobar.
Super Collider 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leading pair after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Engai (GER) 6-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, closed going well 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, ran on, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd beating Orthodox Lad (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Separate Shadows (FR) 13-8fav (10-12) Made most, ridden and pressed from 3 out, kept on towards finish, won at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Somchine (10-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Isobar (GER) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway to 3rd 4f out, led going well 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no chance with leading duo, weakened, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Hawridge King (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep '11 (flat).
Mighty Snazy 4-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway before 2 out, every chance next, no extra last, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Waterford Star (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.