|2nd||Bring On The Judge (IRE)||13/8|
|1||5/7FF2P-||Bring On The Judge (IRE) 115||9||11-12||S Twiston-Davies||N A Twiston-Davies||100||13/8|
|2||52/426P-||Kings Queen (IRE) 174||6||11-11||Paul Moloney||Mrs S Leech||99||9/2|
|4||P124-03||Highland River 19||6||10-12||Lee Edwards (3)||Dave Roberts||86||9/1|
|5||803/P12-||Melua Maid (IRE) 78||10||10-12||Ryan Mania||Mrs S J Smith||86||7/4|
|6||1P495-P||Rhythm Seeker 18||9||10-11 vt||R P Mclernon||Mrs A L M King||85||14/1|
|3||P/3822-P||Earl Grez (FR)||7||11-7||P Bowen||J E Moore||95|
|7||057P00/||Skip The Present (IRE)||9||10-6||P A Kirby||R McGrath||80|
EARL GREZ has been placed in five of his 10 starts over the larger obstacles, most of them in better company than this. He was never travelling and wisely pulled up on his latest start at Kelso in May but has been given plenty of time to recover and can finally shed his maiden tag here on his first start for Peter Bowen. Bring On The Judge and Melua Maid both warrant a second look following lengthy breaks but Kings Queen's ungenerous handicap mark is based on her second to Alasi in a muddling race at Huntingdon last December. Winning hurdler Highland River was third to Lajidaal on his fencing bow at Fontwell but that form is nothing to write home about.
Bring On The Judge (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th until next, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Baltic Pathfinder (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Kings Queen (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, reminders after 7th, ridden and struggling in last pair 10th, tailed off and pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Kateal (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Jan, 7 ran.
Earl Grez (FR) 7-1 (10-9) Towards rear, mistake 9th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Swift Arrow (11-6) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 10 ran.
Highland River 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 4 out, headed before next, one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Lajidaal (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Melua Maid (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Prominent, led approaching 4th, ridden and joined last, soon headed, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Treehouse (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr.
Rhythm Seeker 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 2nd, weakened after 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Silent Snow (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Skip The Present (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader early, prominent until weakened 7th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Cannon Fire (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jun '10.