|3rd||Cool Baranca (GER)||11/1|
|1||59101-||Constant Contact 36||5||11-12||Lucy Alexander (3)||D McCain Jnr||126||11/4|
|2||F-U2112||Stage Acclaim (IRE) 17||7||11-11 b||Mrs Alex Dunn (7)||Dr R D P Newland||125||11/4|
|3||6/351-13||Hawkhill (IRE) 66||6||11-9 t||Rachael Green (3)||Tim Vaughan||123||6/1|
|4||0282-19||Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 62||8||11-7||Miss Rachel Blackmore (7)||P Bowen||121||11/2|
|5||2111-66||Cool Baranca (GER) 30||6||11-6||Miss E C Sayer (5)||Mrs Dianne Sayer||120||11/1|
|6||2211/37-||Silverlord (FR) 87||8||11-5 t||Miss Samantha Drake (7)||G Elliott||119||17/2|
|7||3730-08||King Brex (DEN) 30||9||10-10 bt||Miss G Andrews (5)||C J Mann||110||18/1|
|8||641-P24||Fred Bojangals (IRE) 34||10||10-1||Miss E Butterworth (7)||Mrs B Butterworth||101||9/1|
|9||16P3-6P||Rare Coincidence 5||11||10-0 p||Miss J R Richards (7)||A Berry||100||18/1|
More was expected of Silverlord than what he delivered at Perth so don't be too surprised to see punters rowing in once again about Gordon Elliot's eight-year-old. Rachael Green's 3lb claim is almost a steal in this type of race and she can boot home another winner courtesy of HAWKHILL. The six-year-old was a useful on the Flat for Mick Halford and he has already posted back-to-back victories for new connections at Huntingdon and Southwell. There looks to be more to come. Constant Contact has been kept ticking over with a couple of outings on the Flat. He won with the minimum of fuss on his previous start over hurdles and Lucy Alexander gets the mount. Stage Acclaim looks to appreciate an old fashioned slog in the mud while Fred Bojangals, who ran an eye catcher in defeat at Wetherby, returns to the smaller obstacles after finishing fourth in the Swedish Grand National at Stromsholm.
Constant Contact 11-8fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2 out, soon went 2nd, led approaching last, all out, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Apr beating Cabbyl Doo (10-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Stage Acclaim (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up in 3rd, hit 4 out, outpaced next, soon ridden, went 2nd 2 out, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Decoy (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Hawkhill (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, chased leaders in 3rd over 4 out, mistake 3 out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Kruzhlinin (11-4) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Soon led, headed before straight, soon no impression, 9th of 18, 39l behind Zaralabad (10-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May.
Cool Baranca (GER) 16-1 (11-5) Raced wide, pulled hard, held up until pulled way up to chase leaders 4th, ridden and weakening when went right 2 out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Makhzoon (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jun.
Silverlord (FR) 3-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, steadied after 1st, not fluent next, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Cool Baranca (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
King Brex (DEN) 25-1 (9-12) In rear, effort 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Royal Riviera (10-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jun.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) With leaders, led before 2 out, headed before last, one pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Nelson du Ronceray (11-1) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in May.
Rare Coincidence 12-1 (11-8) Led, headed before 8th, quickly weakened before 9th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Captain Scarlett (10-6) at Hexham 3m sell (5) hvy in Jun, 7 ran.