Sue Alner had a big hand in MASTER MEDIC's four career successes over fences under Rules and the 12-year-old has been making hay between the flags since. He had more than 30 lengths in hand over Near The Water at Hursley Hambledon last month and should have no trouble confirming that form and extending his winning run here. Quedillac was beaten at odds-on in a three-runner race at the Devon And Somerset nine days ago while Extra Bold was all out to beat modest opposition last time, though still makes more appeal than Nautical Approach.
Extra Bold 5-2 (11-7) Ap; led 4-12; led 4 out; all out, won at Surrey Union 3m ptp gd beating Terra Bleu (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Master Medic (IRE) 1-4 (11-0) Ap; led & lft clr last, won at Hursley Hambledon 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Lidjo De Rouge (11-0) by 12l, 4 ran.
Nautical Approach (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led to 5; wknd 15; to, last of 4, 49l behind Shernally (10-7) at Berkeley 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Near The Water (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up; eff 13; wknd 15, 3rd of 4, 32l behind Master Medic (11-0) at Hursley Hambledon 3m ptp gf in Apr.
Quedillac (FR) 2-5 (11-0) Led 5 til hdd last; held cl home, 2nd of 3, nk behind Rio Gael (11-0) at Devon & Somerset Staghounds 3m ptp gf.