No No Cardinal was only beaten a short-head at Worcester last month but has flattered to deceive in similar circumstances in the past. Elkstone has also proved hard to place but did finish ahead of Stormbay Bomber over course and distance in April. YOURHOLIDAYISOVER has only won once over fences so far but is usually thereabouts and has a consistent record here. With Brian Hughes doing the steering, he can double his tally today ahead of maiden Code Of Law, though the latter will benefit from James King’s claim.
Stormbay Bomber (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and well beaten 3rd after 4 out, 4th of 6, dist behind Chestnut Ben (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, reminders before 11th, pushed along in modest 5th before 4 out, went well held 4th next, never on terms, 4th of 7, 30 3/4l behind Heroes Or Ghosts (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.
Elkstone Evensfav (11-8) Led, jumped right and mistake 4th, not fluent and headed 6th, led next, blundered 8th, soon headed, well held 2nd after 4 out, 2nd of 6, 33l behind Chestnut Ben (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Code Of Law 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to go with front pair after 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Desert Sting (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Tayarat (IRE) 100-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 7th, at Southwell 2m hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Yourholidayisover (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 5th, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression on front pair, no extra flat, 6th of 16, 14 1/4l behind Paloma's Prince (11-0) at Warwick 2m hcp (5) gd in May.
Next Exit (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Led until 1st, prominent, disputing 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 10th, at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
No No Cardinal (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway from 6th, 2nd after 8th, clear 4 out until 2 out, headed last, stayed on towards finish, every chance close home, just held, 2nd of 11, shd behind Lined With Silver (11-0) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gf in May.