Point-to-point winner Silver Gent will have his supporters as he makes his debut under Rules. Allbarnone made a promising start when runner-up in a Wetherby bumper only to disappoint at Aintree when last seen at the track in May. CON FORZA was sent off favourite for his racecourse debut in a bumper on the Turf track at Lingfield but could only manage fifth. He wasn't beaten far, however, and if things have gone his yard's way earlier on the card, could end the day with another winner for Warren Greatrex. Placed in a bumper in France, Apterix has his first start for a new trainer but Royal Supreme is a newcomer to note.
Allbarnone 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 43l behind Regal Diamond (11-9) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
Con Forza (IRE) 7-4fav (10-11) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dog Or Divorce (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn nh flat (6) std in Dec.
Silver Gent (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Pr, prog to jn ldrs 6th, hdd after 4out, rdn in cl 2nd 2out, drpd to 3rd, 6l 3rd last, left 2nd, kow usp to ld early run-in, all out, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Nov beating Flynsini (12-2) by 2l, 16 ran.
Sir Tommy Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Rose Of Overbury.
Apterix (FR) 6-1 (10-1) 4th of 9, 5l behind A Pleines Dents (10-1) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Sep (flat).
Wabanaki Legend 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, pushed along and lost place before 6f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 45l behind Gone Forever (10-0) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) hvy.
Blacksmiths Arms 16-1 (10-4) Pulled hard, led after 1f, headed over 7f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 26l behind River Deep (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Royal Supreme (IRE) Royal Anthem gelding out of Supreme Baloo.