Brady has been impressive on his two starts to date but it will be no easy task for Donald McCain's gelding to give weight away to all his rivals. FOUNDRY SQUARE was well backed on his debut at Newton Abbot where he found just the one too good. A prolific winner in point-to-points, the six-year-old had been the subject of market interest prior to a scheduled run at Worcester and we will take the hint. Inch Rover was behind Brady when they met at Uttoxeter and Charlie Longsdon will be hoping that the very different ground conditions can make for a reverse. Langley House shaped with some promise in a couple of bumpers where soft ground has prevailed, whilst Little London is noted in the market as Sue Smith had a 33% strike rate with her runners at the track last season.
Brady (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, not fluent 4th or 6th, led 3 out, clear next, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Next Exit (11-0) by 11l, 11 ran.
Foundry Square (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Sir Benfro (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Inch Rover (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped right and not fluent 1st, not fluent 5th, ridden before 7th, weakened before 3 out where mistake, tailed off, 3rd of 11, 39l behind Brady (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Little London (IRE) 18-1 (10-8) Prominent, lost place after 4f, behind final 10f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Loxendor (10-5) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.
Sullivans Hill (IRE) 28-1 (11-11) Mid-division on inner, 9th halfway, closer in 5th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Do Ya Feel Lucky (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in May.
Forge House (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden before last, kept on and no impression, 5th of 10, 19l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Knockans Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cock Of The Rock (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft, 9 ran.
Langley House (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 11f out until over 4f out, stayed on same pace, closing on 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Mulligan's Man (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Merry Minster 7-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led not fluent 7th or 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Hannah Jacques (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.