Forever Field has done well over the summer, winning at Market Rasen and Worcester. He'll be having a holiday once the ground turns but may be capable of another success before then having only been raised 2lb since an excellent third at Chepstow. However, PARISH BUSINESS (NAP) came right back to form at Fontwell and remains well treated. Emma Lavelle's charge gets the nod, though Nexius may be running into form and L'aigle Royal certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Market Rasen. Duke Street will strip fitter for his run at Aintree but Younevercall looks high enough in the weights and Floresco also returns from a break.
Younevercall (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 3 out, led between last 2, drew clear flat, comfortably, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f (4) gs in Apr beating Will O'the West (11-8) by 5l, 9 ran.
Forever Field (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to challenge after next, every chance last, kept on, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ballyoptic (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (1) gd in Oct.
Nexius (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders and keen, led 9th, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Herbert Park (11-1) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Duke Street (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, effort after normal 3 out, no impression, well beaten before omitted last, 10th of 15, 18 1/2l behind Massini's Trap (10-2) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
L'aigle Royal (GER) 2-1fav (11-1) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, led last, edged right, hard ridden, all out, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct beating Card Game (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Floresco (GER) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders when mistake 6th, led after 3 out, pushed clear when went badly left and rider lost iron briefly 2 out, went left again last, kept on well run-in, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in May beating Mccabe Creek (11-12) by 3l, 12 ran.
Parish Business (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, 2nd from 7th, led after 3 out, clear next, comfortably, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (3) gs in Oct beating Board Of Trade (11-5) by 9l, 9 ran.