with leader and led at times, niggled along when not fluent 3 out, led after 2 out, edged left before last, driven flat, drew clear final 150 yards
raced keenly, made most until pushed along after 2 out, switched right before last, hung left and no impression final 150 yards
ZAMPARELLI is 0-4 over hurdles but having a first run over the smaller obstacles on his favoured good ground. He’s won four times over fences, including once here, and stamina is guaranteed so he may get the better of the less-exposed Finalshot, who is trying a longer trip for the first time but had every chance when unseating his rider two out over 2m3f at Doncaster last time. Full Time Party makes his hurdling debut and looks a chaser in the making.
Full Time Party (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leader until over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 15 1/4l behind Now Is The Winter (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn (5) gd in Mar.
Zamparelli (IRE) 11-8fav (11-9) Sprawled on landing 1st, tracked leaders on outside, disputed lead after 11th, led narrowly after 4 out, clear next, in no danger when ridden out flat, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Astracad (11-0) by 14l, 4 ran.
Finalshot 8-1 (11-3) In rear and in touch, headway before 3 out, challenging when hit and unseated rider 2 out, at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) gd in Feb.
Whizz Bang 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Grey Diamond (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) gd in Apr.