THIS ONES FOR PAT disappointed at Wolverhampton on Saturday when attempting to follow up success here over this trip, but a return to the fibresand could pay dividends, although Jilly Why and Mister Incredible can also expect support. Stuart Parr¿s gelding has first time cheek pieces on to eke out some improvement, and being one of the youngest in the race, we can maybe expect him to come on. He¿s giving weight to all but two rivals, and has a lowish draw. Like the selection, Jilly Why is a course and distance winner, albeit back in April, when she hit a real purple patch. Just over a week ago she finished third in a similar event here, when setting off as favourite. Mister Incredible has a decent draw and is towards the bottom of the weights. He's not lived up to his name of late, and last time out struggled here over seven furlongs. Previously placed over six, this further drop down can only be seen as a positive. Egyptian Lord is a course and distance winner, but his best days seem a while ago, and he's not won since March last year. He was well behind This Ones For Pat when the selection broke his maiden tag.A number of these can be considered, but they're inconsistent which is why they're at this level, and our marginal preference is for This Ones For Pat.
Flying Indian 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 12, 11l behind Bishopbriggs (9-7) at W'hampton 6f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Fizzlephut (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Pressed leader to well over 1f out, still every chance 1f out, no extra and weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Cosmic Destiny (9-4) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
This Ones For Pat (USA) 14-1 (9-2) In rear, headway well over 1f out, soon edged left, edged right inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 3l behind Mister Thatcher (8-10) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hurricane Coast 12-1 (9-1) Held up, late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 8l behind Double Carpet (8-1) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Walragnek 20-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden well over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4l behind Ryedane (8-13) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Promise Of Love 33-1 (8-13) Started slowly, in rear, effort over 2f out, never reached leaders, weakened in final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Milne Bay (8-9) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Jilly Why (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Lithaam (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs.
Egyptian Lord 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind This Ones For Pat (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs.
Twinned (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 13, 6l behind Lithaam (8-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs.
Mister Incredible 10-3 (8-4) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Run Free (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Sherjawy (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden when not much room on rail over 1f out, steadily weakened, 9th of 11, 6l behind Greek Secret (8-7) at Kempton 6f Stks (41-45) (7) pol.
Orphan Boy 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Arkando (8-12) at W'hampton 6f 3yo sll (6) pol in Feb.