An interesting finale featuring several nice prospects. Cat Tiger is 0-4 over hurdles but won two Grade 3 races over fences in France. Forchena swept around rivals to lead into the straight in a Southwell bumper but weakened close home. She should make a hurdler and Old Jeroboam is 2-2 in bumpers. OLLY THE BRAVE won easily in that sphere at Warwick in May. He will have had plenty of schooling and could have too much pace for the likely short-priced favourite.
Catlow (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Pr, ld 7out, joined after 3out, hdd next, dropped to 3rd & no extra str, 3rd of 9, 6 3/4l behind Another Island (11-11) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m mdn sft in Apr.
Cat Tiger (FR) (11-0) won at Auteuil 2m 6f sft in Nov beating Blasimon (10-10) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Clonmonarch (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, mistake 4th, behind 7th, pulled up before 3 out, at Worcester 2m 4f (4) sft in Sep.
Darling Alko (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, 4th after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Cardigan Bay (11-3) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Sep.
Get Busy Livin Yeats gelding out of Subtilty.
Little Battler (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, well beaten before 3 out, last of 14, dist behind Cardigan Bay (11-3) at Warwick 2m (4) gs in Sep.
Old Jeroboam (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on outside, effort over 2f out, led narrowly inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, ran on towards finish, won at Southwell 2m (5) gd in Apr beating Olly The Brave (11-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Olly The Brave Evensfav (11-2) Tracked leader, shaken up to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, driven out, readily, won at Warwick 2m (5) gd in May beating Adicci (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Forchena (IRE) 2-1 (10-7) Held up last, steady progress on outside over 5f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Jubatus (10-7) at Southwell 2m (5) gd in Sep.