This looks an above-average bumper for the time of year and Snapchat should be winning soon judged on placed efforts at Uttoxeter and Stratford. State Department returned from a lengthy absence to finish third at Newton Abbot and should strip fitter here but Western Way and Multiview appear to have something to find to overturn course and distance running with Anger Management. Like the latter, COLE HARDEN has a penalty to carry but he looked one to follow when making all on heavy ground at Sedgefield in March and can maintain his unbeaten record.
Anger Management (IRE) 4-6fav (11-1) Made all, came towards stands side over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd beating Inarticulate (10-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Cole Harden (IRE) 2-1fav (10-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran a little green, kept on and hung left towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Mar beating Clan Gathering (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Charles Onze (FR) 9-2fav (11-4) Held up, ridden over 5f out, struggling over 4f out, 10th of 12, 43l behind Sandanski (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Nick The Dove (IRE) 150-1 (10-10) Led and keen, ridden and headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Squeeze Me (10-8) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Snapchat (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Tracked winner, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Clondaw Hero (11-1) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gd.
State Department 7-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Dardanella (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gf in Jul.
Septenarius (USA) Empire Maker gelding out of Reams Of Verse.
Western Way (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, driven to chase leaders over 4f out, soon ridden and one pace, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Anger Management (11-1) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Multiview 66-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on under pressure final 2f, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression with leaders, 4th of 7, 15l behind Anger Management (11-1) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd.