Champagne Rossini ran respectably in a similar contest over course and distance last month and has to be respected on that evidence but Michael Chapman's gelding may have to settle for minor honours again with preference for Mungo Jerry, who gets the vote ahead of Major Jon. The last mentioned is capable of taking a hand in this contest but is hard to recommend on recent evidence so may be best watched. Simplified disappointed last time but would have claims on the form shown the time before, while Discomania looks out of his depth even in this lowly grade. Winning pointer Tuareg gave little sign for encouragement when returned to rules last time and preference is for Mungo Jerry, in the hope that he strips a lot fitter for his recent return.
Major Jon (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leader until not fluent 5th, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 33l behind Park Lane Princess (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Psycho Cat 14-1 (10-10) Held up, lost place after 6th and pulled up 3 out in race won by Beechwood (11-1) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (5) gf in Apr, 11 ran.
Champagne Rossini (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, mistake and weakened last, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Parisian Playboy (10-7) at Fakenham 2m sll hcp hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Discomania 22-1 (10-2) Held up, blundered and unseated rider in race won by Post It (10-8) at Hereford 2m beg chs (4) gf in Apr, 5 ran.
Mungo Jerry (GER) 9-4fav (10-10) In touch, ridden 8th, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up at the last in race won by Templet (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f nov sll hdl (5) gf in Jul, 9 ran.
Tuareg (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leader, hit 1st, ridden after 8th, weakening when hit 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Thunder Rock (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Cool Sting (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 14, 16l behind Exponential (8-12) at Folkestone 6f app hcp (6) gf in Apr (Flat).
Simplified 16-1 (10-0) Towards rear, promising headway 6th, ridden and weakened after next, 7th of 13, 30l behind Liakoura (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.