The final race on the card could be a close run thing but we side with SPACE TELESCOPE who has shown potential at Stratford so far this year, whilst Woodlark Island has good form this year and Penyfan Dawn is an alternative. Space Telescope was four lengths behind Cubism at Stratford on his last outing. He can be expected to progress after that run and assuming this is the case then on potential we side with Jonjo O'Neill's well bred four-year-old. Woodlark Island is another who could be developing and has had some sparkling runs already this year. In first time blinkers and tongue strap David Pipe is looking for some assistance and we side against his option in this race. Penyfan Dawn could not find enough at Huntingdon to win last time and today's competition is tougher. In this wide open contest we give the vote to Space Telescope.
Benmadigan (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden approaching last, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 8l behind Mini Minster (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Dunkelly Castle (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminders after 7th, pushed along approaching next, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 23l behind Elusive Muse (10-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
High Skies 6-1 (12-3) Held up last, ridden along 9th, poor 6th and struggling after 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Farmer Frank (11-13) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May, 9 ran.
Extreme Conviction (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, chased winner 3 out until 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Astracad (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Penyfan Dawn (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold early, raced in last, pushed along after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, hit 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Stopped Out (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Woodlark Island (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Led driven along in straight over 4f out, joined bypassing ommited 2 out, headed approaching ommited last, lost 2nd soon after, no impression, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Ajman (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.
Coup de Tabac (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, pushed along and hit 10th, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Presentandcorrect (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Sweet Seville (FR) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 3rd, ridden after next, jumped left 5th, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th flat, 4th of 11, 16l behind Woodlark Island (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Space Telescope (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Led to 2nd, chased winner, driven after 3 out, no impression after 2 out, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Cubism (11-0) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway 6th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 14, 22l behind Alldunnandusted (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp hdl (4) gf in May.
Festival Dreams 11-2 (11-9) With leader, led after 1st, ridden and headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Grand Bay (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Sporting Rebel (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, hit 1st, pushed along approaching 6 out, went 3rd 2 out, weakened after last, 5th of 7, well behind Lydon House (11-10) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp ch 0-125 (3) gd.
Dancing Hill 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden after next, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 10, 32l behind Grand Bay (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.