Kings Apollo wasn't beaten far over a shorter trip here last time after winning at Ludlow and will be thereabouts off the same mark if he lasts home. Ifyouthinkso, who had Changing Lanes behind last time, will definitely stay but has been creeping up the weights, despite not winning, while last year's winner Earcomesthedream is still 7lb higher. REGAL FLOW handled the step up in distance at Taunton well enough and still has a bit of scope. Caroline Keevil's charge can open his account here with none of the others having shown much lately.
Ifyouthinkso 9-4fav (11-12) Led, clear 4 out, ridden between last 2, joined last, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Hopatina (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Regal Flow 7-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, pecked 2nd, went 2nd next until 6th, chased leaders, went 2nd again 8th, pushed along after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Halucha (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led briefly approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Monderon (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Oak Wood (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Pressed winner until before 3 out, weakened after, tailed off, 4th of 11, 40l behind Ashes House (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Changing Lanes 3-1 (10-13) Held up in last trio, headway to 3rd approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon not pace of leading duo, kept on for clear 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Hopatina (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
D'Argent Cloud 40-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 41l behind Tick Tocker (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Kings Apollo 10-3 (11-1) In touch, driven and outpaced before 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, kept on, held flat, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Monderon (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Miss Mayfair (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, chased leaders 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 19l behind Orvita (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Alfie Alexander (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, ridden 7th, no impression, 10th of 12, 25l behind Twelve Roses (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Adili (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, ridden before 5th, soon well beaten, 6th of 10, 31l behind Poetic Power (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Blue Cove 100-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent next, well behind 7th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Ashes House (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Burnthill (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Led, headed 5th, soon ridden, weakened after 7th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Southway Queen (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Cowbridge (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Joined leader 2nd, led after next, headed after 6th, soon pushed along and lost place, 6th of 7, well behind Princesse Katie (10-4) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.