Alison Thorpe's Dishdasha just did enough when winning at Stratford earlier this month and has every chance of following up that success but a 6lb rise for that win does not make that easy and a better bet looks to be BEIDH TINE ANSEO, who gets the vote with Wikaala rated the best of the rest. The selection has done little wrong of late having won his last three starts in handicaps at Kelso, here and at Cartmel last time in a novices' hurdle and Lucinda Russell's gelding has an obvious chance of defying just a 2lb rise since the latest of those successes. Alison Thorpe's Ludlow selling winner Rampant Ronnie was not disgraced back in a handicap at Warwick last time but a 2lb rise for that run looks harsh, while Gordon Elliott's Right Or Wrong could probably do with some help from the handicapper. Stable companion Wikaala looks the pick of Elliott's two runners having run a decent race at Roscommon recently but it is hard to get away from Beidh Tine Anseo, who looks the one to beat.
Dishdasha (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, chasing leader when hampered and switched left on landing 2 out, left challenging soon after last, driven ahead last stride, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf beating Exulto (11-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Wikaala (USA) 5-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, progress 3 out, 2nd before straight, on terms 2 out, soon headed and no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Cothrom Na Feinne (11-1) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 2-5fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, led after next, drew clear on bit flat, eased towards finish, comfortably, won at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Andhaar (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Right Or Wrong (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, left 4th at 6th, dropped to moderate 5th 3 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 22l behind Mister Bishop (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gf.
Duty Free (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway from 3 out, soon chasing leaders in 4th, weakened approaching last, 6th of 12, 30l behind Inventor (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl (2) gf.
Rampant Ronnie (USA) 9-1 (11-12) Led, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on flat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Golden Square (9-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Spa Wells (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, led approaching 4th, ridden and challenged 3 out, headed before next, no extra, 7th of 13, 17l behind The Fonze (11-12) at Down Royal 2m hdl fm.
Annibale Caro 11-2 (11-3) Behind, ridden and lost touch after 6th, pulled up before next, in a race won by The Rocking Dock (11-11) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May, 6 ran.
Ravati (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, effort after 3 out, soon no further progress, 6th of 11, 19l behind Black Jacari (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Humourous (IRE) 18-1 (9-9) Led until 8th, still upsides when blundered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Flying Doctor (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.