So Fine won at Fontwell before finishing third in a better race at Cheltenham when MONETARY FUND was in mid-division. But Venetia Williams' charge, who won over this course and distance at the start of the year, is sure to strip fitter here and can reverse the placings on better terms and open his account for the season. Capellanus tries 3m for the first time but won over 2m5f at Southwell last month and can't be ignored and is preferred to the Jim Goldie pair Arctic Court and Los Nadis. Marmas has won twice at Market Rasen but his stamina will be put to test here and the returning Golden Sparkle is more interesting with Graham Watters taking off 7lb.
Ongenstown Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) In rear, niggled along from early, hampered 3rd, trailing when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Call Me Bubbles (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl sft in Aug, 20 ran.
So Fine (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place when mistake 5th, ridden after next, headway before 3 out, close 3rd when mistake last, stayed on, held by leading pair towards finish, 3rd of 20, 2 1/4l behind Trackmate (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Monetary Fund (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden after 9th, headway after 2 out, never in contention, 10th of 20, 15l behind Trackmate (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Capellanus (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent in chasing group, went 2nd 3 out, closed before next, ridden between last 2, switched left to lead approaching last, driven out, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct beating Benefit Cut (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Golden Sparkle (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, led after 3 out, clear from last, won at Perth 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr beating Lucematic (10-9) by 2l, 9 ran.
Arctic Court (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Held up, mistake 3rd, ridden after 8th, not fluent 3 out, stayed on flat, never nearer, 6th of 17, 21l behind Party Rock (10-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-1 (11-4) Led, headed after 2nd, tracked leader, lost place after 4 out, last of 4, 35l behind Emily's Flyer (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Sep.
Marmas 4-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led 5th, made most after, driven and hard pressed from 2 out, ridden flat, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Cool Baranca (11-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.