This does not appear to be the strongest of contests and having been well beaten in sellers over hurdles, the application of blinkers saw Echo Dancer realise a first success over timber in 29 starts. CAP ELORN can take this as he is entitled to have needed his reappearance after an absence and the former Paul Nicholls inmate is with a yard that are more than capable of gleaning improvement from horses that lost form elsewhere. Youm Jamil was backed ahead of a recent event at Southwell, and has been kept ticking over with a couple of runs on the Flat. Crescent Beach showed a degree of ability over hurdles but was sold cheaply out of Jennie Candlish's stable and has been tailed off in two outings over fences so far.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up, took keen hold, hampered 9th, ridden 14th, some late progress, never any chance, 6th of 16, 33l behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Cap Elorn (FR) 9-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 9th, lost place and ridden 12th, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Echo Dancer 25-1 (9-13) Made all, mistake 8th and next, driven clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, eased flat, comfortably, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Cruise In Style (11-9) by 8l, 10 ran.
Watch House (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, mistake and rider lost irons 2nd, soon in rear, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 16 ran.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, ridden along after 4th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 27l behind Cut The Cards (11-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, well beaten when mistake 7th, 13th of 14, well behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Youm Jamil (USA) 9-4 (10-0) Held up behind, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Accessallareas (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.
Grand Fella (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, effort after 9th, weakened before 4 out, 9th of 12, well behind Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.