On paper this selling hurdle looks a two horse race between Levitski and LORD BASKERVILLE a while things rarely pan out that way we prefer the latter with Rawaabet also fancied to get in on the act. Our selection, Lord Baskerville, is the highest rated in this field and showed he was in good heart last time finishing just behind a subsequent higher rated winner over course and distance in one of these races last time. Given his performance and the poor effort of Levitski on that one's last outing he looks to have been given a good opportunity to score. That last run from Levitski saw Jonjo O'Neill's charge get turned over as favourite when failing to take advantage of a good opportunity in one of these races. That though was just his second run after a longish absence and if he can show his form of last season he should go close. Rawaabet is the only other that makes any appeal here and has 13lbs to find on the selection according to the official ratings and he also has some form to overturn after meeting the pick last time. All that said he should be in the prize money. Even by selling standards this isn't that competitive with Lord Baskerville landing the selection.
Breeze Way (FR) 50-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 6th to chase leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Cootehill (10-12) at Southwell 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 10 ran.
Cash On (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 11th of 16, 41l behind Boogie Dancer (10-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in May.
Esteem 14-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 14, 32l behind Le Beau Bai (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr '08.
Last Pioneer (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) In touch, outpaced from 3 out, 9th of 18, 37l behind Waltham Abbey (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in May.
Levitski 9-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, 6th and under pressure 3 out, soon struggling, 6th of 15, 38l behind Joli Classical (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f sell hdl (5) gf.
Lord Baskerville 6-1 (10-9) Chased leader 2nd, led and not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Benetwood (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gf.
Rawaabet (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway from 3 out, still plenty to do, 4th when not fluent last, weakened flat, 4th of 13, 11l behind Benetwood (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gf.
Star Tenor (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, ridden after 4 out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Crazy Bold (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Suragot (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Street Warrior (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Thenford Lad (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Prom to 13; to, 6th of 13, well behind Ned The Post (11-7) at Kingston Blount 3m ptp in May.
Captain Mainwaring 25-1 (10-11) Held up and keen, headway 4th, close up when stumbled 3 out and lost place, 12th of 15, 49l behind Ruby Crown (10-11) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Cate Washington 80-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, held up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 9, 19l behind Auntie Mame (9-3) at Bath 1m 4f (6) fm in May (flat).
Rindless 100-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 9th of 14, 15l behind Seneschal (9-7) at Brighton 7f sell stks (6) fm in May (flat).