MAWSEM is difficult to oppose and his starting price is likely to reflect the fact. He's finished runner-up at Wincanton and Newton Abbot this year and a repeat of either of those efforts would be good enough to land this. Final Flyer looks the obvious second choice judged on his best placed efforts including a recent third at Wetherby, but the remainder with hurdling experience all have plenty to find. The exceptions are Leroy Lately, fourth in a point-to-point a week ago and Cosmic, who won between the flags last month.
Brompton Brow (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Led, raced keenly and soon clear, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Smart Freddy (10-9) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Cool Star (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, hit 2nd, lost place and struggling from 4th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind High Ransom (10-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Cosmic 6-4 (11-7) In tch; hdwy 3 out; led last; sn clr, won at Easingwold 3m ptp gd in May beating Buckshaw (12-0) by 7l, 9 ran.
Final Flyer (IRE) 5-2fav (10-7) Held up in touch, headway before 2 out, ridden and in 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Yabora (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gd.
Highland Cathedral 80-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway to go 4th when not fluent 8th, no chance with leaders from next, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 29l behind Another Dimension (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Leroy Lately (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 3rd 2out, rdn & ko onepce, 4th of 13, 11l behind Inamalabalusaloon (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd.
Mawsem (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Joker Choker (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Quivvy Waters (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 35l behind Original Option (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in May.
French Seventyfive 66-1 (10-7) Pulled hard early stages, held up in 5th and off the pace, hit 5th, ridden and weakened 4 out, 6th of 9, 37l behind Red Merlin (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Sposalizio (IRE) 100-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division and keen, mistake 1st, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 36l behind Benbens (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Farfields (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, jumped slow 8th, in 5th and never dangerous before last when blundered, 5th of 9, 35l behind Oh So Beautiful (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Miss Galross (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance last, no extra flat, 4th of 11, 15l behind Flora's Pride (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.