MOMKINZAIN has gone well on his last three starts, all at this venue, He was probably unlucky the last day not to finish closer in his hat-trick bid but it was still a good effort after a 13lb rise for two previous wins. The step-up to 2m4f should not inconvenience and he's a a logical choice. Fairwood Massini, in contrast, moves down half a mile in trip and the ex-Irish gelding has been mixing chasing and hurdling since moving to Tim Vaughan. However, he's yet to win in 19 starts over hurdles and may have to settle for place money once again. A Bridge Too Far looks weighted to the hilt and Lady Gargoyle rates a bigger danger. A maiden under both codes, she's progressed of late, following up a close second here in novice hurdle company with a fair effort when third on the level at Musselburgh eight days ago, efforts that place her right in the mix here.
A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, went 3rd last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Butney Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no extra from before 3 out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Blue Cannon (11-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase gf in Jun.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 8th, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 8, 28l behind Solway Bay (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Flying Doctor 33-1 (10-2) Held up in touch on outside, hit 2nd, pushed along after 8th, soon lost place, behind from 4 out, last of 9, well behind Kris Cross (11-3) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Momkinzain (USA) 5-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader until 2nd, left 2nd before 3 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd run-in, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Parson's Punch (11-9) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
Millers Reef (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) In touch, closed after 3 out, outpaced next, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 31l behind Granaruid (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f amat hcp hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Lady Gargoyle 100-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, headway 7th, left 2nd last (normal 2 out), stayed on to close on winner final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Crookstown (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Groovy Dancer 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 12, 45l behind Green Lightning (11-2) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.