Descaro won twice at Ludlow earlier this year but has disappointed in a couple of sellers lately and, despite looking well treated at the weights here, is probably worth taking on. SUPER COLLIDER won at Bangor last month and wasn't beaten far in a much better race at Ffos Las subsequently. A repeat of either effort would probably suffice here as Diamond Tammy was flattered by the margin of his victory in a Uttoxeter seller last time and the fact that Solo Jugadores is making his hurdling debut in this grade is not encouraging. Crescent Beach showed promise last year but has had his problems recently.
Solo Jugadores 3-1 (10-9) Mid-division, tracked leaders halfway, ridden 4f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 8, 30l behind Rolling Maul (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Super Collider 5-2fav (10-11) Tracked leader, lost place halfway, moderate late headway, never near to challenge, 5th of 8, 4l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Yellow Duke (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Led until 6th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 20 ran.
Descaro (USA) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 4th, every chance 3 out, led next, strongly challenged when bumped 50 yards out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Dantari (11-4) at Ludlow 2m cond sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Maraased 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway before 4th, led before 2 out, ridden and headed before last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pindar (10-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Bull Five 25-1 (12-0) (v) chsd ldrs 6; wknd qckly app 2 out; pu last, in a race won by Big Ed (12-0) at Fitzwilliam (Milton) 2m 4f ptp gd in May, 13 ran.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent 4th, headway after 6th, mistake 3 out, challenged next, soon led, went left and left well clear last, won at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gf in May beating Ghaabesh (10-12) by 16l, 6 ran.
Nishay (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on outside, lost place after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Castlemorris King (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Led until 3rd, stayed prominent, bad mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 25l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Naledi 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, outpaced before 3 out, 7th of 13, 23l behind My Lad Percy (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Jaja De Jau 5-1 (9-12) Held up behind, driven 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 18l behind Marcus Antonius (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Abbi Jicaro 18-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders approaching 2 out, soon one pace and no impression, 6th of 12, 10l behind Millie O'Brien (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Turn The Tide 66-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, steady headway to 3rd after 3 out, pushed along next, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Golden Acorn (10-6) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gs in May.