|1st||Yes I Can (IRE)||11/2|
|2nd||Chip N Pin||13/2|
|3rd||Kiestown Chief (IRE)||10/1|
|1||31C3-FP||Dontpassgo 15||9||11-12||Mr D Ockenden (7)||Mrs J Martin-mayland||12/1|
|2||22221-1||Duke of Kentford 23||10||11-12||Mr J Docker (7)||Stuart Morris||7/1|
|3||RR31-6P||Indalo Return (IRE) 15||6||11-12||Mr G R Smith (7)||L Mcgrath||25/1|
|4||047P-51||In Hot Pursuit (IRE) 8||12||11-12 p||Mr G Crow (3)||Mrs A R Hewitt||81||16/1|
|5||3/22P14-||Kiestown Chief (IRE) 50||9||11-12||Mr W Kinsey (3)||R Garton||10/1|
|6||73322-7||Montauk Highway (IRE) 15||9||11-12||Miss C Walton (5)||Ms J Williamson||102||7/2|
|7||31622-3||Newyearsresolution (IRE) 29||8||11-12||Miss A Waugh (7)||S Waugh||14/1|
|8||95341-1||Ocean Club 23||5||11-12||Mr S Drinkwater (3)||R N Bevis||8/1|
|9||P/P-5U2||Reel Bluff 8||6||11-12||Mr O Garner (7)||C Simpson||33/1|
|10||P53F1P-||Road To Recovery 43||8||11-12 b1||Mr S Fox (5)||R Potter||22/1|
|11||4P2/1P-4||Tweedys Choice (IRE) 28||7||11-12||Mr T Greenwood (7)||David Greenwood||40/1|
|12||P441-21||Yes I Can (IRE) 8||8||11-12||Mr John Dawson (5)||Miss M Myco||11/2|
|13||5132-22||Chip N Pin 9||8||11-5||Miss Joanna Mason (7)||I M Mason||13/2|
Competitive fare but everything will depend on how most of these transfer their pointing form to the Rules arena. Montauk Highway has most experience under Rules but he is limited and it would be surprising if something wasn't good enough to beat him here. The choice is OCEAN CLUB as there must be plenty of improvement in the five-year-old who has still nevertheless been good enough to land a couple of recent points and looks on the upgrade. Chip N Pin is interesting in receipt of weight all round and the Mason team had a recent winner in a similar contest with Impact Zone. Duke Of Kentford and Yes I Can have both been going well between the flags and complete the shortlist.
Dontpassgo 10-1 (12-0) Outpcd 15; poor 4th when pu last, in a race won by Barachois Silver (11-7) at Hexham Points 3m ptp sft in May, 11 ran.
Duke of Kentford (12-0) Hdwy 8; led 13; drvn out, won at Garthorpe 3m ptp gs in May beating Mr Gossip (12-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Indalo Return (IRE) 4-1 (12-8) A bhnd; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Morello Mist (11-12) at Hexham Points 3m ptp sft in May, 12 ran.
In Hot Pursuit (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) (cp) chsd ldrs; led 14; just held on, won at Bangor-on-dee 3m ptp gd in May beating Hope Sound (12-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Kiestown Chief (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Led 1-3; lost plce 15; one pce 2 out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Time Gentlemen (12-0) at Tabley 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Montauk Highway (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Keen led, headed 2nd, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 4 out, weakened 3 out, 7th of 11, 41l behind Kealshore Boy (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Newyearsresolution (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) 3rd of 6, 14l behind Temple Green (10-7) at Mosshouses 3m ptp gs in May.
Ocean Club 5-4 (11-7) won at Cold Harbour 3m ptp gs in May beating Cloak Of Silence (12-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Reel Bluff 40-1 (12-0) In tch; rdn 3 out; one-pcd, 2nd of 11, nk behind High Interest (12-0) at Mordon 2m 4f ptp fm in May.
Road To Recovery 9-2 (12-0) In tch to 14; pu last, in a race won by Tirob (12-0) at Andoversford 3m ptp gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Tweedys Choice (IRE) 25-1 (12-5) Led to 3; outpcd 4 out, 4th of 8, 11l behind Artic Pride (12-5) at Witton Castle 3m ptp gd in May.
Yes I Can (IRE) 4-7 (12-0) won at Mordon 3m ptp fm in May beating The Viking (12-4) by 12l, 3 ran.
Chip N Pin 9-2 (11-12) Went 2nd 13; led 2 out til hdd last; no ex flat, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Sous Mix (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May.