Only 43 runners are spread over the seven races on today's card and there are likely to be a few short-priced favourites, starting with CAPITAINE in this. A very easy winner of a bumper here in April, he probably only need jump round safely to get the better of the fully-exposed Tell The Tale and Chief Bottlewasher, who was entered at Fontwell yesterday.
Capitaine (FR) 7-4fav (10-12) Held up, smooth headway over 4f out, 2nd 3f out, led on bit 2f out, came easily clear, canter, won at Wincanton 1m 7f (6) gs in Apr beating Minella For Me (11-3) by 13l, 11 ran.
Tell The Tale (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, kept on under pressure from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 14, 14 1/2l behind Elegant Escape (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Chief Bottlewasher (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led early, prominent, on terms again from after halfway, headed under 4f out, no impression 2f out, one pace, 7th of 17, 20 1/2l behind Westerner Lady (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f gd in Jul.