|1st||Tin Pot Man (IRE)||8/1|
|1||473312-||Cardigan Island (IRE) 42||7||11-12 p1||D Crosse||P Bowen||100||11/2|
|2||34463-6||The Luder (IRE) 15||11||11-9 b||Mr George Henderson (7)||C C Bealby||97||25/1|
|3||2PP81P-||Simply Strong (IRE) 217||8||11-4 t||Gavin Sheehan (7)||C J Mann||92||10/1|
|5||3/56P-34||Cherokee Star 17||7||10-13||J M Davies||D L Williams||87||20/1|
|6||900501-||Tin Pot Man (IRE) 60||6||10-13 t||Paul Moloney||Evan Williams||87||8/1|
|7||723/751-||Mr Demister 227||9||10-12||Miss L Gardner (7)||Mrs S Gardner||86||18/1|
|8||6334-P8||Duke Of Stradone (IRE) 5||12||10-10 t||Mr A Braithwaite (7)||N B King||84||33/1|
|9||64214-1||Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 19||9||10-10||Joseph Cornwall (5)||J R Cornwall||84||9/1|
|10||583821-||Absolute Shambles 30||8||10-4 p||R Johnson||C Gordon||78||15/8|
|11||96465-2||Ifonlyalfie 16||7||10-2 bt||T Messenger||C C Bealby||76||4/1|
|4||59FU-11||Delgany Gunner||8||11-1||N B King||A Merriam||89|
Delgany Gunner has come right back to his best with victories at Uttoxeter and Fontwell but is now on a career-high mark. Phoenix Des Mottes won over a shorter trip here last time while Cardigan Island followed up a Southwell victory with a second at Ffos Las six weeks ago, though has gone up a further 5lb since. Last month's Plumpton winner ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES looks a likely sort under Richard Johnson as he's still well treated on his form over hurdles. He gets the nod ahead of remote Market Rasen second Ifonlyalfie and winning hurdler Tin Pot Man.
Cardigan Island (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10th, led before 4 out, narrowly headed 3 out, led again next, over 2 lengths ahead and wandering when blundered last, soon headed, not recover, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Paradise Expected (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
The Luder (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Led 4-5 & 12-13; wknd qckly; to, 6th of 8, 17l behind Duke of Kentford (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gs.
Simply Strong (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Held up last, went 3rd 8th, blundered badly next, went 2nd 10th until approaching 14th, stayed in 3rd, beaten when blundered 17th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Graduation Night (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 4 ran.
Delgany Gunner 3-1fav (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8th, challenged 2 out, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Gee Dee Nen (11-11) by 3l, 9 ran.
Cherokee Star 3-1 (11-5) Last pair, mistake slightly hampered and left poor 4th 8th, soon struggling, tailed off, 4th of 5, 48l behind Opera Og (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Tin Pot Man (IRE) 10-11fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, led approaching 8th, driven clear after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Taunton 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) fm in Mar beating Rifleman (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Mr Demister 12-1 (10-5) Held up last but in touch, steady headway 4 out, chased leader next, soon challenging, stayed on well from last, driven ahead close home, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Oct beating El Diego (11-6) by nk, 6 ran.
Duke Of Stradone (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened before 8th, tailed off from 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind The Darling Boy (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 10-1 (10-4) Led, headed 3rd, led again 12th, ridden out, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft beating Springfield Raki (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Absolute Shambles 2-1fav (10-0) Made all, reminders after 11th, pressed from 3 out, kept on gamely, hung right last 100 yards, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Apr beating Brunette'sonly (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Ifonlyalfie 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, led next, headed approaching 3 out, weakened next, 2nd of 9, 25l behind Roi De Garde (9-7) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.