QULINTON can win the finale at the main expense of Rouge Et Blanc and South O'The Border. David Pipe's five-year-old won well last time at Chepstow when beating The Templer and there is every reason to expect that there is more to come from this unexposed 5-year-old. The trip and ground will not be a problem and he can make it back-to-back successes. Rouge Et Blanc is a lightly-raced type and he is running in handicap company for the first time. He looks the type who will make a smart chaser, but if he handles this quicker ground he should run a big race. South O'The Border ran another sound race when second behind From Dawn Till Dusk at Cheltenham last time, but there is the worry that the handicapper might just have his measure at the moment and on that basis he is taken on. Echo Point is not the most reliable, but if he could get round then he could go well at a price. However, Qulinton looks an improving type and he can win again.
Qulinton (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Made all, soon clear, hit last, ran on well, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Templer (11-0) by 11l, 12 ran.
Cybergenic (FR) 100-1 (10-4) Chased leader to before 4 out, soon behind, 12th of 14, 23l behind Noble Alan (10-5) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl Gr2 (1) gd.
Echo Point (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In touch, tracked winner 5th, challenged 3 out, kept on and every chance, held flat, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Kempski (10-13) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
Los Nadis (GER) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed after last, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Toshi (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Mar.
Tartan Snow 100-1 (10-10) Led, jumped left 1st, mistake and headed 3rd, led 4th to 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 14th of 21, 34l behind Culcabock (11-0) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl 4yo+ (2) gs.
South O'The Border 10-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner after 2 out, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind From Dawn To Dusk (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd.
English City (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent chasing group, effort 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened next, 6th of 8, 44l behind Markington (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Aug.
Terenzium (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 7th, not fluent 2 out, clear approaching last, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Ajimorag (11-1) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Led, headed after 2nd, chased leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed last stride, 2nd of 8, nk behind Trenchant (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4yo mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Wikaala (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway in 3rd before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, headed last 100yds and no extra, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Mickle Bower (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Mar.