BE DEFINITE made a more than satisfactory first appearance over fences at Cartmel and Tom George's charge can go one better here. He has always looked a chaser in the making and can get the better of Stage Acclaim. The latter has been running consistently in summer novice chases and should find one sooner or later. He looks sure to give another sound account and stays the trip well. Persian Run has more experience than his opponents over fences and showed a fair level of ability but may just need the run here. Comehomequietly developed into a useful hurdler last season and is an interesting recruit to chasing under rules. However, he is already a winner in the pointing arena and is definitely worth a second look.
Be Definite (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leading pair, pecked 10th, effort and every chance after last, outpaced when not much room flat, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Now This Is It (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 37l behind My Shamwari (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Noble Witness (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, 4th when blundered 15th, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Natural Action (10-12) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd.
Persian Run (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 5 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 8, 47l behind Bai Zhu (11-12) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Stage Acclaim (IRE) 6-5fav (11-0) Chased leader, challenged 9th, pushed along to lead 12th, ridden and headed 3 out, still pressing when pecked 2 out, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd before last, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Court Red Handed (11-0) at Stratford 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.