Farocco is getting closer and looks a solid each-way bet having finished second over course and distance last time. Dual bumper winner Go Another One has only finished out of the frame once in five runs over timber and should also be thereabouts. He finished well ahead of the slightly disappointing Anytime Now at Bellewstown last summer. CHANCEANOTHERFIVE won bumpers here and at Newcastle last autumn, beating the useful Ballinslea Bridge on the latter occasion. He has also won a point-to-point so the switch to hurdles is likely to suit Keith Dalgleish’s six-year-old.
Anytime Now (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway to go 4th after 2 out, pushed along and no impression approaching last, no extra run-in, 4th of 11, 13 3/4l behind Touch Base (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn gd in Jul.
Burlington Bert (FR) 125-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced before next, no chance with front trio after, 4th of 7, dist behind Senor Lombardy (10-12) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gd in Nov.
Chanceanotherfive (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 28 1/4l behind Portrush Ted (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f (1) sft in Apr.
Farocco (GER) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led narrowly 6th, headed narrowly 3 out, bumped next, every chance when mistake last, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Montanna (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f (4) gd in Jul.
Go Another One (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, no impression on winner in 2nd 2 out, moderate 3rd and left 2nd at last, no extra in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 14, 7 1/2l behind Easy Gold (11-4) at Bellewstown 3m mdn gf in Jul.
Pollykan (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, jumped slightly left 2nd, not fluent 3 out, no impression when fell 2 out, at Down Royal 2m mdn gd in Jun.
Westbank (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Jumped left, mid-division, lost place before 3 out, well behind when pulled up and dismounted before 2 out, at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.