|2||3F0F-14||Hills Of Aran 20||10||11-6||A P McCoy||W K Goldsworthy||129||7/2|
|3||8UU11-2||Malin Bay (IRE) 35||7||11-2||F Davis||N G Richards||125||5/1|
|5||6P1-021||Wellforth (IRE) 14||8||10-13 p||A P Cawley||P J Gilligan||122||8/1|
|6||303/800-||Monetary Fund (USA) 54||6||10-13||Aidan Coleman||Miss V Williams||122||16/1|
|7||5291-31||Azulada Bay (IRE) 18||8||10-11 vt||Brendan Powell (5)||M G Rimell||120||13/2|
|8||3106-61||Sansili 9 (ex7)||5||10-10 pt||J E Moore||P Bowen||112||10/1|
|9||084-F21||Martial Law (IRE) 12||6||10-9 b||T Scudamore||D Pipe||118||9/2|
|10||83730-0||King Brex (DEN) 19||9||10-5 bt||Gavin Sheehan (7)||C J Mann||114||25/1|
|11||0P07-P8||William Hogarth 13||7||10-2||T J O'Brien||W K Goldsworthy||111||17/2|
|12||74-3231||Royal Riviera 7 (ex7)||6||10-2||S Twiston-Davies||N A Twiston-Davies||104||5/1|
|1||PP34-42||Scotsbrook Cloud||7||11-12||P D Evans||S Thomas||135|
|4||4UP-6F1||Pilgrims Lane (IRE)||8||11-0||M Keighley||R Johnson||123|
This looks quite competitive for the time of year as six of these won last-time out. Sansili and Royal Riviera probably have a bit to do under penalties, while Pilgrims Lane and Wellforth are better known as chasers. Azulada Bay was raised 13lb after an easy win at Fontwell and is taking on better opposition here so we'll take a gamble on MARTIAL LAW. He only won a maiden hurdle at Worcester earlier this month but the step up in trip here will suit and he was unlucky loser at the track earlier. Malin Bay was only beaten a head when chasing a hat-trick at Perth but is high enough in the weights now, as are Scotsbrook Cloud and Hills Of Aran.
Scotsbrook Cloud 9-4fav (11-5) Held up in touch, closed 12th, challenged 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, led narrowly towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Calusa Caldera (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May.
Hills Of Aran 12-1 (11-3) Started slowly, behind, headway in to mid-division halfway, went 3rd 9th, ridden and weakened last, 4th of 11, 6l behind Emmaslegend (10-11) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Malin Bay (IRE) 9-4fav (11-13) With leader, mistake 3 out,, led before 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on and every chance flat, just held near finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Samstown (10-13) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Pilgrims Lane (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Settled in rear but in touch, headway to chase leaders 2 out, soon hard ridden, led before last, ran on well, won at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd beating Nataani (10-13) by 8l, 7 ran.
Wellforth (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, clear from 3 out, won at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs beating Basoda (11-11) by 43l, 6 ran.
Monetary Fund (USA) 50-1 (10-7) Raced wide, towards rear, making som headway when mistake 4th, lost place and behind after, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Gibb River (11-7) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.
Azulada Bay (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Made most, driven clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs beating Milans Well (10-10) by 14l, 9 ran.
Sansili 5-1 (10-3) Pressed leader, led after 3 out, ridden and hard pressed between last 2, stayed on under presure flat, just held on, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Andhaar (11-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Martial Law (IRE) 5-6fav (11-0) Held up in touch, led 3 out, ridden after last, kept on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd beating Pearls Legend (11-0) by 4l, 13 ran.
King Brex (DEN) 25-1 (10-8) Always behind, weakened 3 out, 10th of 12, 29l behind Rajnagan (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
William Hogarth 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, reminders before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Royal Riviera 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, clear flat, eased towards finish, won at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf beating George Woolf (11-12) by 4l, 10 ran.