Jive Master posted a better effort over 2m6f at Fontwell last time but whether he can reproduce that over today's minimum trip is open to question. APACHE DAWN has no problem with the distance as he scored over track and trip in May and finished second back here last month. Admittedly slightly disappointing last time, he gets another chance in this company. Darnborough is another course and distance winner though he's 9lb higher today while Mad Professor has something to find with the selection on latest running and Ginger's Lad is preferred.
Jive Master (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led after 4th, headed before 2 out, weakened and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Dom Lukka (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jun.
Garryowen Oscar (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up, not fluent 1st or 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Descaro (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Alba King (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 7th of 14, well behind Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Ginger's Lad 7-1 (10-10) Tracked winner, ridden after 4 out, lost 2nd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 16l behind Castlelawn (11-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Apache Dawn 5-2 (11-4) Pressed leader, led after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Turf Trivia (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Darnborough (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 40l behind Lajidaal (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Mad Professor (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, reminder after 7th, soon struggling, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 30l behind Echo Dancer (9-13) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 22-1 (10-2) Held up, headway to chase leaders 4th, left 2nd at 7th until 9th, soon dropped away, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Darnborough (10-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.