WHATCANISAY can take this at the main expense of Justabout and Misamon. The last named did well in points last year and ran a decent race recently to be runner-up. The quality of that form looks questionable however and he is taken on. Justabout has been out of form until a couple of decent performances at Newton Abbot recently. Once again however, that may not be good enough here. Whatcanisay has only one win to show in his career so far. However, he may be about to double that after his best display for some time at Exeter recently. That contest has worked out well, and Whatcanisay can take advantage of the handicapper's generosity off a 2lb lower mark.
Transvestite (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, behind when jumped slowly 5th, tailed off next, 30 lenghts behind 2 out, went 4th flat, 4th of 8, 40l behind Beauchamp Viking (10-2) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Misamon (FR) 7-1 (12-0) Ap; hrd rdn 3 out; kpt on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Grey Kid (12-0) at Lower Machen 3m ptp in May.
Rapid Return (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, lost place and pushed along 5th, behind before 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Red Not Blue (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Justabout 9-2fav (10-10) Led to 3rd, reminders and weakened 4 out, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Over The Flow (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in May.
Caislean Na Deirge (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place before 6th, well behind after 8th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Mr Fluffy (10-3) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May '09, 14 ran.
Ilewin Tom 18-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Lord Gunnerslake (9-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Apr.
Whatcanisay 8-1 (10-1) Towards rear, headway 11th, one pace in 5th 4 out, plugged on, 4th of 12, 13l behind Orion Star (9-7) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Monty's Moon (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, in 3rd and chasing leaders when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 25l behind Lord Gunnerslake (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Misttori Belle 10-1 (9-9) Held up, headway to go prominent 6th, outpaced 14th, soon in rear, went right 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Orion Star (9-7) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 12 ran.
Orphelin Collonges (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Last and sometimes detached until approaching 16th, closed to go 5th 17th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 45l behind Arceye (10-10) at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
First Fought (IRE) 20-1 (12-5) Prom til wknd 15, 5th of 9, 46l behind Zilcash (12-5) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May.