There is no guarantee that Landscape will reproduce his latest fourth at the track over a longer trip. Westend Prince is proving difficult to place but On Alberts Head made a successful return to hurdling at Huntingdon and warrants respect. The champion rides Titans Approach for the first time and the Stratford third is also visored but ROLLING DOUGH is running well enough to earn the vote. Diana Grissell's charge followed up a course and distance victory with a close second at Huntingdon and is only 3lb higher.
Mariet 9-2 (11-12) Not much room 1st, 2nd when dived left and unseated rider 2nd, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
On Alberts Head (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Jumped left, led from 1st, not fluent 7th or 3 out, pressed from 2 out, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Gabriel Oats (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Westend Prince (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) Prominent, led before 4th, not fluent 7th, ridden before 2 out, headed when mistake last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Sheer Poetry (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
Landscape (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, went never nearer 4th run-in, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sir Dylan (12-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.
Titans Approach (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, headway next, 4th and one pace last, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 8 3/4l behind Jackfield (10-1) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in May.
Remember Forever (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden and weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
Rolling Dough (IRE) 17-2 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd from 2 out, every chance flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Occasionally Yours (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Midnight Mustang 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, dist behind Tobefair (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Griesenau (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 5th, ridden and lost place after 3 out, well beaten 2 out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Sir Dylan (11-6) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (5) gf in May.
Watchmetail (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, went 3rd under pressure before the last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Rocknrobin (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.