This race has thrown up four double-priced winners from the last six renewals so enthusiasm is limited, but KALA PATTHAR has credentials convincing enough for us to side with him. Colin Tizzard suggests this one is the best bumper horse in the yard and also said that he'd be ready to fire first time, so the fact he's been sent to a track where the trainer has a 50% strike-rate in such events looks ominous for the rest. Fillies Ophelia's Kiss and Fairy Trader have experience on their side and both showed promise on debut, with the latter likely to fare better under these conditions, but best of the rest may be Cardinal Rose, who is the half-brother to a bumper winner and whose dam also achieved victory in one of these. Zama Zama is a flat-bred horse who should have more speed than most and he's considered along with a host of others, headed by Money Bridge and The Languid One.
Cardinal Rose Karinga Bay gelding out of Miniature Rose.
Cheeky Boy 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden 7f out, soon struggling, 12th of 16, 36l behind Broughtons Star (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) gs.
Ellis Central Park gelding out of Precious Island.
John The Glass Deportivo gelding out of Brendas Nightmare.
Kala Patthar Tobougg gelding out of Lady Emily.
Money Bridge Doyen colt out of Crochet.
Revani Sulamani gelding out of Clotted Cream.
The Languid One Halling colt out of Al Afreata.
Unnecessary Xpense Grape Tree Road gelding out of Manque Pas D'air.
Zama Zama Sakhee gelding out of Insinuation.
Fairy Trader (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Led until over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 12, 10l behind Keys (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) gs.
Ophelia's Kiss 13-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders and running green, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Doynosaur (11-0) at Towcester 1m 5f 3yo flls NH flat (5) gs.
Racey Lacey Loup Sauvage filly out of La Feuillarde.