Minellaforlunch has yet to win a race but still carries top weight in this moderate affair having not run badly at Towcester last time. Getting Ready has shown very little but still attracted support at Bangor a couple of weeks ago while Brunette'sonly has been a beaten favourite on her last two starts over hurdles. Playing The Field has been running in hunter chases without showing much so it's HINTON INDIANA who gets the nod. He'd looked potentially useful at one point but lost his way before an encouraging first start for Dan Skelton at Plumpton last month. The veteran Rifleman is having his 105th start and, though consistent enough, he hasn't won since 2010.
Minellaforlunch (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5th, went poor 4th before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Grand Article (10-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Estates Recovery (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up, blundered 11th, soon struggling, left modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 8, 45l behind Friendly Society (10-8) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Getting Ready (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Hero De Villeneuve (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Wait No More (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Led until 3rd, prominent, mistake 8th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, 37l behind Epee Celeste (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Rivermouth 12-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway after 4th, fell 8th, in a race won by Keltic Rhythm (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Brunette'sonly (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, led before 9th, ridden and headed 3 out, lost 2nd place before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Landenstown Pearl (9-13) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Playing The Field (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Tracked leader, lost place and in rear from 6 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Sacred Mountain (12-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hts chs (6) sft in Apr.
Oscar The Myth (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 5th, not fluent and ridden 6th, not going well after, jumped left 7th, behind 8th, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.
Hinton Indiana 11-10fav (10-6) Raced wide, held up in 5th, headway chasing leaders 13th, 3rd approaching next, chased leader before 4 out, led going well 2 out, ridden and found little between last 2, headed last, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Flugzeug (9-11) at Plumpton 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, went 3rd before and mistake last, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Lord Landen (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Rifleman (IRE) 15-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, effort after 3 out, ridden and one pace after next, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Waltzing Tornado (11-13) at Towcester 2m 6f am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.