Cry Fury was beaten less than two lengths off this mark on his chasing bow over track and trip at the start of the month, well ahead of Antiphony, and would have every chance on that form. Lightentertainment was a useful hurdler in his prime but was pulled up on his chasing debut. Desertmore Hill came in for significant support on his first start for Kerry Lee at Ffos Las but again disappointed, though Richard Johnson keeps faith with the seven-year-old. ALOTTARAIN has only been placed once in five chase starts but can’t get much lower in the weights and Jamie Moore looks a significant jockey booking for Seamus Mullins’ charge.
Antiphony (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Led, jumped left at times, headed 4th, soon led again, headed 4 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 17 3/4l behind David John (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Norse Light 3-1jfav (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 33 1/2l behind Baldadash (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 5th, went 2nd next until mistake 9th, chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, blundered 3 out, weakened soon after, 9th of 14, dist behind Repeat Business (11-12) at Chepstow 3m (5) gf in Apr.
Lightentertainment (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, driven 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 20l behind Back To Balloo (10-12) at Fakenham 2m (5) gd in May.
Desertmore Hill (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 4 out, lost place 2 out, weakened, 9th of 12, 22l behind My Cousin Rachel (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Cry Fury 7-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, bumped 4th, hampered 8th, soon closed, mistake 3 out, went 2nd next, not much room briefly against rail flat, no impression on winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind David John (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Twister Mix 10-1 (12-0) Fell 1, at Chaddesley Corbett 3m gf in May.
Alottarain (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Held up in 6th, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, plugged on into modest 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 8, 15 1/4l behind Parlour Maid (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp (5) gs in May.
Primo Rossi 11-2 (10-0) Held up mid-division and keen, headway 2 out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5 1/2l behind Swinton Diamond (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in May.