Flat winner Mighty Clarets shouldn't be much longer in losing his maiden tag over timber having just been touched off at Market Rasen last Friday. Morestead seems to be running well at present and will set a good gallop over this trip but that could play into the hands of A P McCoy on board STRONGLY SUGGESTED. The latter will need a strong pace after scoring over 2m3f at Market Rasen last month but a 5lb rise looks manageable. Hi Tide and Annelko might also figure but House Party ran a shocker when favourite last time and Warsaw Pact looks a light of former days.
Houseparty 11-4fav (11-11) Prominent, mistake 2nd, led after next, headed 4th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Fitandproperjob (9-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Strongly Suggested 15-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, ridden before 2 out, led flat, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Rain Mac (11-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Hi Tide (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd and pushed along when mistake 2 out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Tinseltown (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Annelko 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out (normal 3 out), chased winner before omitted last, no impression, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, led last, soon headed, driven and stayed on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Dont Take Me Alive (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
My Lord 9-1 (10-11) Held up, headway 5th, ridden and every chance 2 out, not fluent last, one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Respectueux (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Led til hdd 3 out; no ex final f, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Shake The Bottle (11-0) at Tiverton Staghounds 3m ptp fm.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) With leader, lost place before 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened from next, 9th of 13, 48l behind Shaddaii (9-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Morestead (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, kept on to go 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Synthe Davis (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Exiles Return (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Led, headed from 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 41l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.