A Good Skin continues to let down supporters while Rebel Rebellion does his winning in hunter chases nowadays. Wadswick Court has been well beaten in two starts since finishing third at Chepstow in April but AL ALFA is better than he showed at Uttoxeter last month. He wouldn’t want persistent rain but finished ahead of Fort Worth at Kempton earlier on similar terms. The latter was beaten fair and square by Super Scorpion at Ffos Las when Tinker Time was well behind but Jonjo O’Neill’s charge is now a massive 12lb better off and could well turn the tables.
Super Scorpion (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Patiently, ridden and held up in rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders before next, led approaching last, quickened clear run-in, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun beating Fort Worth (11-9) by 8l, 10 ran.
Al Alfa 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, towards rear 11th, some headway from 14th, 5th and weakening from 4 out, 5th of 10, 26l behind In The Rough (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (3) gs in May.
Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, 2nd before 2nd, not fluent 11th (water), mistake 12th, led 2 out, headed on home bend, 3rd and fading when mistake last, 4th of 10, 13 1/2l behind Young Hurricane (12-0) at Stratford 3m 4f (2) gd in Jun.
Fort Worth (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 11th, 2nd 3 out, every chance next, ridden and chased winner approaching last, unable to quicken run-in, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Super Scorpion (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Wadswick Court (IRE) 13-8fav (11-7) Chased leaders, lost place before 9th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, well beaten after, 5th of 7, 10 3/4l behind Mont Royale (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in May.
A Good Skin (IRE) 13-8 (10-13) Held up in touch in 4th, closed after 4 out, ridden before next, 3rd and unable to quicken 2 out, kept on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Robin The Raven (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f (4) gs in Jun.
Tinker Time (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, plugged on run-in, 6th of 10, 19 1/4l behind Super Scorpion (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gd in Jun.