Captain Kelly scored by almost 20 lengths when long odds-on at Wincanton but had previously looked one-paced and he may struggle to follow up here with SCOTER FONTAINE among the opposition. Rebecca Curtis' charge has been taking on much stiffer opposition since winning over 2m4f here in March. Never Says Never was flattered by his proximity to Tistory at Towcester but still looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Moon Devil.
Captain Kelly (IRE) 1-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, hit 3rd, went 2nd next, led on bit 2 out, ran on, comfortable, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Double Chocolate (10-12) by 19l, 5 ran.
Scoter Fontaine (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, close 3rd 2 out, 4th and one pace last, weakened flat, 10th of 22, 23l behind Trackmate (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Horny Devil Dreams End gelding out of Killy Lass.
Moon Devil (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped big and slow 1st, outpaced after 4 out, no impression, 4th of 5, 23l behind Wake Your Dreams (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Never Says Never 11-2 (10-12) In rear and in touch, went 3rd before 4th, chased winner from 3 out, kept on and always well held, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Tistory (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th until 9th, outpaced from 2 out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Thanks For Coming (10-12) at Towcester 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd in May.