Adherence drops down a grade and is in good form but has a longer trip to cover under a welter burden. TRUMPS BENEFIT is also at the top end of the handicap but those below look a modest bunch and Peter Bowen’s charge has no stamina reservations having already won over 3m between the flags. Ector’s form figures leave much to be desired but he was in touch when falling last time over fences having attracted market support. Trysor Ynys has been lightly raced and was only beaten half-a-length at Southwell 11 days ago but the cheekpieces would need to work a second time.
Adherence 17-2 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, headway under pressure next, went 3rd between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 18, 7 1/2l behind Espalion (11-10) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Trumps Benefit (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Soon tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 11 1/2l behind Illtellmema (11-7) at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) gd in May.
Mr K (IRE) 40-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Apr.
Boethius 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, lost place before being hampered on inside after 3 out, not trouble leaders after, 5th of 11, 12l behind Telson Barley (11-9) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
Realta Dawn (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, lost place 4 out, 11th of 12, dist behind Global Tour (11-4) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.
Manhattan Mead 7-2 (12-0) (v) led to 2; lft 2nd 15; wknd 2 out, 2nd of 6, 20l behind Oscar Fiain (12-0) at Bonvilston 3m gf in May.
Exotic Friend (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slow 6th, ridden and struggling after next, well beaten from 4 out, 9th of 10, dist behind Wazowski (11-9) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Trysor Ynys (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway bypassing omitted 3 out, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, soon ridden, every chance last, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind She's Gina (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.
Ector (FR) 6-1 (10-5) Ran in snatches, chased leader, jumped slowly 2nd, mostly chased leader after until fell 13th, at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in May.
Buck Bravo (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Led after 1st, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
The Last Bridge 10-1 (10-8) Chased leader until mistake 6th, mistake and lost place 11th, behind 13th, 8th of 13, 35 3/4l behind The Boola Bee (10-3) at Warwick 3m hcp (5) gd in May.
Outrageous Romana (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, well beaten after 4 out, 11th of 15, 23 1/4l behind Sizing At Midnight (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in May.