Recent form lines suggest GABRIAL THE GREAT, who has landed the odds in his last two starts in a canter, should be capable of giving 7lb to Stratford scorer Alphabetical Order. Donald McCain's charge is fitted with a hood today just to keep his mind on the job. Unless something happens to the top two, the other pair are likely to be playing for place money.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 1-4fav (11-5) Made all and soon clear, took keen hold, jumped left 4 out, very easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Saint Brieuc (10-9) by 32l, 8 ran.
Alphabetical Order 7-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway 2 out, led before last, kept on well run-in, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun beating Parlour Games (11-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Roll Of Thunder 50-1 (10-9) Always behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Lyric Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
The Village (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Voyage A New York (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.