Foggy's Wall doesn't look to be one of his powerful yard's best prospects but is still respected here after a couple of fair efforts. THE STOUT ITALIAN was well backed on his debut at Worcester in May but probably needed the experience and was beaten 10 lengths. The winner, however, has defied a penalty at Aintree since so the form look solid and Ben de Haan's charge can go one better today. God's Own has been placed in a point-to-point but newcomers George An Ri and Who's Jeff are just as interesting in this.
Captain Wilson 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 32l behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Foggy's Wall (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and went left well over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Sandanski (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
George An Ri (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Aqua Breezer.
God's Own (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Dantes Term.
John Gully (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked winner until 6f out, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 44l behind Come On Laurie (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Mixed Meaning (IRE) 150-1 (10-11) Behind, tried to run out on bend 9f out, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up 6f out, in a race won by Urubu D'irlande (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Monksgold (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Opium.
Quadrato (GER) 7-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, eased entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 37l behind Mister W K (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Rule Of Thumb 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th 5f out, no extra straight, 13th of 14, 41l behind Blacklough (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in May.
Sparkling Hero 50-1 (10-9) Ran very green in rear, reminders 11f out, lost touch soon after, tailed off and eased, last of 6, well behind Too Generous (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Sep.
The Stout Italian (IRE) 3-1fav (10-9) Mid-division, headway 7f out, pushed along over 5f out, went 2nd 4f out, led 3f out, ridden, edged left and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 10l behind Broadway Buffalo (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Who's Jeff (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Kitty Maher.