|2nd||Crackerjack Lad (IRE)||11/4|
|2||645U-65||Pete 17||9||11-7 pt||Lucy Alexander (3)||F P Murtagh||97||9/1|
|3||112535-||Soul Magic (IRE) 64||10||11-7||Mr C Bewley (7)||Mrs H O Graham||97||9/2|
|4||3P222-1||Riskier 17||7||11-6||B Hughes||J Wade||96||15/8|
|5||52814-8||Prince Tam 10||8||11-3 pt||Gary Rutherford (5)||Mrs H O Graham||93||16/1|
|6||7/54-163||Arumun (IRE) 6||11||11-1 p||T Scudamore||M Scudamore||91||9/1|
|7||5/543-P2||Glingermill (IRE) 21||9||10-13||Jake Greenall (5)||M W Easterby||89||14/1|
|8||5943P/5||Crackerjack Lad (IRE) 10||9||10-6||P Buchanan||Miss Lucinda V Russell||82||11/4|
|1||3312/F1||Ormus||9||11-12||C R Wilson||W Kennedy||102|
|9||31656/5-||Crofton Arch||12||10-0||J E Dixon||Trevor Whelan||66|
Ormus was a fairly comfortable winner over C&D last week but this is more competitive and he's never won off a mark this high. Riskier finally came good at Sedgefield last month but surely needs further than this while Prince Tam reserves his best for Newcastle. Arumun won off a higher mark over C&D a couple of years ago and, though hard to predict nowadays, could be interesting back at the track but PETE, having only his second start over fences, could go close if his jumping holds up and Lucy Alexander can produce him late. He gets the vote.
Ormus 7-2 (10-1) Held up, closed 6th, went 2nd after last, led 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy beating Endeavor (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Pete 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 12l behind Solaras Exhibition (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Soul Magic (IRE) 9-4fav (10-2) Behind, under pressure 6th, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 23l behind Kilkenny All Star (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Riskier 3-1fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, led from 4th, shaken up and clear before last, ridden run-in, held on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May beating Why Are You Asking (10-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Prince Tam 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leader untl after 7th, mistake and lost place next, well beaten before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Mysterious World (10-3) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Arumun (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 5th, headed 4 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Mad Professor (9-9) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Glingermill (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Strugg 13; went rem 2nd flat, 2nd of 10, 30l behind Rock Of Braga (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May.
Crackerjack Lad (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 7th, hit 3 out, well beaten after last, 5th of 11, 31l behind Mysterious World (10-3) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Crofton Arch 33-1 (12-7) Prom til wknd 14; to, 5th of 7, 49l behind Miss Vivian (12-0) at Dalston 3m ptp gd in Apr.