|1st||Stags Leap (IRE)||18/1|
|2nd||Talk of Saafend (IRE)||11/4|
|1||U/4212-||Rock Relief (IRE) 42||6||11-12||C I Gillies||C Grant||120||85/40|
|3||74/P133-||Flying Squad (UAE) 59||8||10-11 t||J M Maguire||Mrs R Dobbin||105||11/2|
|4||86U30-6||Pas Trop Tard (FR) 25||5||10-10 t||A L Voy (3)||M A Barnes||104||4/1|
|7||3202-32||Mahfal (FR) 10||4||10-2 pt||James Best (5)||B Ellison||100||6/1|
|8||37/40-7||Stags Leap (IRE) 11||5||10-0 p||Henry Brooke (3)||Mrs Dianne Sayer||92||18/1|
|9||PP845-2||Talk of Saafend (IRE) 8||7||10-0 p||Miss E C Sayer (7)||Mrs Dianne Sayer||89||11/4|
|2||5F215-2||Outrageous Request||6||11-11||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Mr S Fox||119|
|5||623064-||Brandon Thomas (IRE)||6||10-9||Ferdy Murphy||J Reveley||103|
|6||86P46-1||Rupert Bear||6||10-9||J Walton||Miss C Walton||103|
OUTRAGEOUS REQUEST has proved a model of consistency since arriving from Ireland and with a decent 7lb claimer on board can go one better than at Perth 11 days ago when up against a decent novice. Rock Relief has found a bit of form this year and should also make his presence felt but chaser Flying Squad's form over the smaller obstacles is distinctly modest and Rupert Bear may not have beaten much at Hexham. Brandon Thomas may need more time and Mahfal is regularly beaten in sellers while Stags Leap and Talk Of Saafend are both carrying more than their allotted weight.
Rock Relief (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 3 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 10l behind Johns Spirit (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Outrageous Request 9-2 (11-0) Led and keen, headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Kruzhlinin (11-4) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Flying Squad (UAE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up in touch, headway 11th, led 12th, headed 4 out, mistake next, weakened flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Montoya's Son (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Pas Trop Tard (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Behind, some headway before last, past beaten horses, 6th of 14, 21l behind Hi George (10-10) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Brandon Thomas (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, stayed on same pace after next, 4th of 15, 11l behind Zaru (11-0) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Rupert Bear 13-2 (10-5) Towards rear, headway before 5th, led before 2 out, soon clear, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Lord Luso (10-12) by 12l, 9 ran.
Mahfal (FR) 10-3 (10-8) Led until 4th, ridden after 6th, challenged 3 out, kept on, held close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Junior Jack (10-4) at Ludlow 2m cond sll hdl (5) gd.
Stags Leap (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leader and keen, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 38l behind Kruzhlinin (11-4) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) In touch on outside, headway after 6th, challenged when edged right 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, 5 lengths down in 2nd when hit last, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Jolly Roger (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.