Not too many runners for this and COOLEFIND is our call in it with Back Nine and Oopsmylord as the dangers. The veteran won well at Southwell last time out under today's rider and on a four-timer, is likely to be priced accordingly. Back Nine won a recent point-to-point at Littlewindsor and enough was thought of him to go for a big pot at Sandown in March. Oopsmylord has the services of Davy Mansell. He may have been better served by a softer surface. Picabo Kid won a similar event at Fakenham in April. He was well beaten by Amicelli in a recent four miler at Dingley. Fruitfull Citizen beat a useful rules performer in Warsaw Pact in a Welsh point and can be anticipated to try and front run today. He won this race last year. The remainder appear up against it. Coolefind is enjoying something of an Indian summer and we take him to continue onward tonight.
Back Nine (IRE) (12-0) (tt) held up; drpd rr 15; rallied 3 out; led last; ro wl, won at Littlewindsor 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Lord Anner (12-0) by hd, 4 ran.
Coolefind (IRE) 11-4fav (11-13) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, led 14th, headed before 3 out, rallied and every chance last, no extra flat, won at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Billyvoddan (11-5) by ns, 10 ran.
Oopsmylord (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, one pace from before 2 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Ice Tea (11-7) at Bangor 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Picabo Kid (USA) 6-1 (12-0) Led 5-7; lost plce 18, 4th of 12, 22l behind Amicelli (12-0) at Dingley 4m ptp.
Bouncing Bob 20-1 (12-0) Bhnd til pu 3 out, in a race won by The Nuns Legacy (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in Apr, 13 ran.
Celestial Dragon (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Held up; smooth hdwy app 3 out; led app last; rdn out, won at Holnicote 3m ptp gd beating Mrs O'connell (11-7) by 4l, 8 ran.
Fruitfull Citizen (IRE) 7-4 (10-7) Made all; held on game, won at Pentreclwydau 3m ptp gd beating Warsaw Pact (11-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.