Tisseman, Bennett and Forest Silver look the principals in this bumper with the confident vote going to Tisseman. The selection was sent off favourite on his debut but could manage only sixth behind Lambrini Legend. He is clearly thought capable of better and with improvement likely he is hard to oppose with conditions also in his favour. Bennett rates the main danger as he won a point-to-point on his only start and he hails from a yard that has a good record in these events. However, his breeding suggests that he will be seen to better effect over a longer trip in time. Forest Silver is another that could go well as he is a well-bred gelding by Silver Patriarch and he will not need to be anything special to take a hand in the finish. This is a trappy affair and the market will be very informative but Tisseman looks sure to improve and he gets our vote in the finale.
BallyClare (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) In touch, led 10f out, headed over 3f out and weakened, 9th of 15, 33l behind Keepitsecret (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f nhf (6) gf.
Bennett (IRE) (12-0) won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Mr Jangles (12-0) by 3l, 14 ran.
First Silver Silver Patriarch gelding out of a lightly-raced mare.
Forest Silver Silver Patriarch gelding out of 1m2f & hurdles winner Miss Orphan.
Kiltimoney (IRE) (12-0) 2nd of 14, 6l behind Companero (12-0) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Spartan Encore 13-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 49l behind Lambrini Legend (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in May.
Tisseman (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up, headway halfway, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 16, 23l behind Lambrini Legend (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn nhf (6) gs in May.
Granny's Footsteps (IRE) Dushyantor filly out of a moderate racemare.