Crystal Swing is erratic to say the least while Mission Complete is out of sorts but there are possibilities about Typhon De Guye, who won easily on his chasing bow at Towcester, though the runner-up has done nothing for the form since. BEST BOY BARNEY has got his act together and was value for a wider winning margin at Uttoxeter last month as he idled badly on the run-in. He's another 8lb higher but may be capable of completing the hat-trick. Allerton is back on a winning mark and hinted at a revival at Bangor last time.
Crystal Swing 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear,headway 3 out, chased leaders when fell 2 out, in a race won by George Fernbeck (10-11) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Mission Complete (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, not fluent 1st, ridden after 7th, lost place after next, soon dropped away, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Area Access (10-8) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May, 6 ran.
Best Boy Barney (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Pressed leader, led 6th, made rest, driven 3 out (usual 4 out), 6 lengths clear 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and hard pressed approaching bypassed last, held on towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Noble Witness (11-8) by 1l, 9 ran.
Nom de Guerre (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, ballooned 4th (water), pushed along after 11th, tailing off when pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Kentford Legend (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 5 ran.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, led from 11th, ridden 2 out, kept on, won at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Le Pergolese (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
What Er Say 6-1 (12-0) Ww; eff 2 out; just failed, 2nd of 8, nk behind Babeny Bridge (11-7) at Dulverton West 3m ptp gf in May.
Michigan Assassin (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Led 1st, jumped right 5th, headed 8th, every chance 4 out, beaten 2 out, not fluent last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Western King (11-8) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Allerton (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Led 2nd, headed 8th, chased leader until 3 out, chased leading pair, one pace in 3rd and no impression when went left last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Hero De Villeneuve (11-8) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Cruising Bye 7-4fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, driven after 5 out, no impression before next, plugged on to take remote 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Phone Home (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 9l behind Bens Moor (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Getting Ready (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Led until mistake and headed 7th, chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, 4th and one pace from next, 4th of 11, 26l behind Bally Lagan (9-13) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) In touch, ridden after last, headway over 1f out, kept on final 100 yards, not reach leaders, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Hinton Indiana (11-0) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Dukeofchesterwood 14-1 (10-3) Always in rear, some late headway, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Clondaw Flicka (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Push The Trigger 14-1 (10-8) Prominent, mistake 1st, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Neverownup (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.