Domtaline reverts to fences for the first time since October but would have every chance here on his best form. Saints And Sinners is starting to come down the weights but prefers softer ground and PURPLE 'N GOLD is more interesting. He made no impression in a more competitive affair at Kempton on Monday but did finish ahead of Vikekhal at Ascot last month and was then second on good going at Chepstow. Big Casino still looks out of sorts but Going Concern has the ability to figure in a race like this and looks a better bet than Hepijeu and Ballybogey.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 26 1/2l behind Dunraven Storm (11-12) at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.
Going Concern (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) In touch, not fluent 8th, outpaced by leaders from 3 out, plugged on before last, no impression, 6th of 12, 18 3/4l behind Katachenko (10-10) at Aintree 2m hcp (1) gs in Apr.
Domtaline (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway over 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Instant Karma (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Mar.
Big Casino 11-2 (10-13) Chased leader, mistake 9th, soon behind, no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, at Ludlow 3m hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Hepijeu (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace, no extra from last, 5th of 14, 17 1/4l behind Ruben Cotter (11-11) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Vikekhal (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up tracking leaders, outpaced 9th, no chance after, last of 5, dist behind Big Jim (11-3) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Ballybogey (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up last, mistake 2nd, went 3rd at 8th, 2nd after 4 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Cut The Corner (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Witness In Court (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.