Big Time Billy has won again over hurdles since scoring at Ripon earlier this month. He makes more appeal than recent course and distance winner Rock Relief as the latter would prefer softer ground. CAPELLANUS had a disappointing Activate well behind when scoring at Musselburgh last time and as this doesn't look any tougher so Jim Goldie's charge gets the vote to follow up. Bumper winner Mister Pagan opened his account on the Flat over a shorter trip at Ayr on his latest start and is preferred to Mohawk Ridge and Wyborne, winners over 1m4f earlier this year.
Wyborne 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Harrison's Cave 20-1 (9-7) Always behind, 8th of 10, 16l behind Swinging Sultan (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mohawk Ridge 3-1 (9-10) Led, headed 4f out, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 8l behind Villa Royale (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Singzak 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Looks Like Rain (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Mister Pagan 8-1 (10-0) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 1m 6f mdn stks (4) gd beating Teenage Idol (10-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Capellanus (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Stumbled start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Twelve Strings (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Activate 11-2 (8-6) Led until over 2f out, soon rallied, faded final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Capellanus (8-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Bow To No One (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Held up in last pair, never involved, 10th of 13, 22l behind Palazzo Bianco (9-5) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Come Here Yew (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Riptide (9-1) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Rock Relief (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and chased leader entering final 3f, stayed on on inside to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Kodicil (8-13) by hd, 11 ran.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Estemaala (9-6) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Brasingaman Eric 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Riptide (9-1) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 7-4fav (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led entering final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Kodicil (8-11) by nk, 13 ran.