Best Excuse wasn't beaten far on his latest start over C&D and could make it third-time lucky today. But we fancy Irish raider GLEN GYLE may be good enough to concede weight all round as the five-year-old, a winner twice between the flags, positively relished the heavy ground when scoring on his debut under Rules at Hexham and will appreciate conditions here. Sir Benfro needs to improve again on his victory at Newton Abbot but Catch Me Up has shown some promise and Minella Ranger has been placed in points. Mumbles Bay has a decent pedigree but was tailed off on debut at Ffos Las.
Glen Gyle (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) Made all, clear before 2f out, eased towards finish, won at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun beating Ultiep (10-13) by 20l, 5 ran.
Sir Benfro 8-1 (11-2) Made all, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Jun beating Foundry Square (11-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Best Excuse 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, every chance over 2f out and chased winner, lost 2nd place when no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind My Lad Percy (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Haind Park (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Ran green, reluctantly led 1f, tracked leading pair, lost place 5f out, soon ridden and behind, plugged on to go moderate 4th 2f out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 6, 26l behind Floral Spinner (10-5) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Minella Ranger (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 3rd from 7th & mstk 6out, 6th & btn bef 3out, fair 6th 2out, lft 4th at last & 3rd cl home, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Dunloughin (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Mumbles Bay (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until pushed along over 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 6, 44l behind Your Tepee Or Mine (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Special Boru (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 3f out, 6th of 15, 32l behind Woodacre (10-13) at Hereford 1m 5f cond NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Totally Addicted Where Or When gelding out of Keep Quiet.
Catch Me Up (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Honey Bach (11-0) at Down Royal 2m NH flat gd in May.
Rafafie Kayf Tara gelding out of Florie.