Area Access has been well placed to win a couple of races but it looked as though the handicapper had got to him last time at Bangor. Halifax is a frustrating type but this better ground should suit while Sir Kezbaah would have a chance on his best form. He makes more appeal than maidens Westerly Breeze and Ifyouthinkso. Winged Crusader has won at Huntingdon and Warwick this year but MISSION COMPLETE was just beaten at Ffos Las in August off today's mark and has bags of stamina. He has his first run since December but should be straight enough and can defy top weight.
Mission Complete (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling before 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th before last, no chance with leading duo, 4th of 9, 23l behind Gunna Be A Devil (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, driven and stayed on same pace from 3 out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 17, 16l behind Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Winged Crusader (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Tinker Time (11-2) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Halifax (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, pushed along after 4th, ridden and headed approaching next, chased winner until 2 out, chased leading duo, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ossie's Dancer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Area Access (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Always prominent, ridden to challenge 3 out, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Bebinn (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, challenging when not fluent 8th, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Tinker Time (11-2) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Led, headed and ridden after 5th, not fluent and went left 7th, no impression on winner from after 3 out, stayed on one pace, lost 2nd before last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Should I Stay (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Ifyouthinkso 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place 7th, stayed on before 3 out, went 3rd and kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Pennant Dancer (10-1) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Jazz Man (IRE) 17-2 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 17l behind Indepub (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.