BALLY GUNNER is a rare runner here for in-form Lambourn trainer Roger Curtis. The recent easy Plumpton winner may well be capable of defying his penalty as he's unexposed over fences. Harris Hawk will be all the better for a recent third over 2m4f at Haydock and is a dual C&D winner. He makes more appeal than recent track and trip scorer Bob Will, who is upped in class, while Definite Appeal has his first run since finishing second to Isla Peal Fisher here in March and, along with Quacity, was behind Harris Hawk earlier. Too Cool To Fool is probably best watched after a long absence.
Harris Hawk 7-2 (11-10) Held up in touch in 5th, ridden after 5 out, went 3rd before 4 out, one pace and no impression from next, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Noble Legend (11-3) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bally Gunner 9-2 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway after 9th, led 2 out, clear when mistake last, comfortably, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Ballyman (10-1) by 12l, 7 ran.
Quacity (FR) 5-1 (11-8) Chased leaders went 2nd 13th, every chance from 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 21l behind The Magic Bishop (11-12) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, every chance last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (11-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Led until 1st, chased leader until lost place and behind 5th, unseated rider next, in a race won by Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Prominent, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, led final 50 yards, driven out, won at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan '11 beating Mister Pete (11-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Bob Will (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Blundered 1st, made most, drew clear before 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on well (no time taken), won at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Be My Deputy (11-7) by 16l, 6 ran.
Chernik (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Midd-division on inside, outpaced 14th, never on terms, 7th of 16, 36l behind Royale Knight (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.