Argaum and Pindar were both engaged in the same seller at Worcester yesterday. This is a weak race and should either win and come here under a penalty, they would have to be taken into consideration but MASTERFUL ACT, who has won four times on the all-weather including a bumper, still has a bit of untapped potential over hurdles and can give Matthew Barber a second successive win in this race. Mount Vesuvius has gone up in the weights without winning but usually runs his race and is preferred to Monday's Huntingdon winner Ajman.
Ajman (IRE) 2-1fav (10-4) Held up in touch in last, headway on inside 5th, went 2nd after 7th, led 2 out, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gd beating Dantari (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Masterful Act (USA) 5-4fav (11-0) Led, quickened pace over 4f out, clear over 2f out, ran on strongly, driven out, won at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar beating Phoenix Returns (10-9) by 16l, 8 ran.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Guards Chapel (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Our Guardian Angel (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) In touch, took keen hold, went 3rd after 3 out, chased winner and hung left approaching 2 out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Miss Tenacious (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jul '11.
Isola Bella 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 12, 11l behind Bach On Tow (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Numen (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders and keen, led 4th, headed before 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 8, 34l behind Guards Chapel (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Argaum (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Led, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, beaten when lost 3rd approaching last, 4th of 7, 14l behind Lucky Landing (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders on outer, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 47l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Dark Oasis 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Rudigreen (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf, 8 ran.
Pindar (GER) 7-2 (10-5) Made all, mistake 2 out, driven out, won at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Rose Red (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.