Swaledale Lad won at Carlisle and Cartmel last month and is only a couple of pounds higher. He has claims in this but a number of his rivals also arrive in form. Inoogoo was only beaten two lengths at Wetherby after winning narrowly at Perth while Roc D'Apsis was only beaten a neck at the latter track on his latest start over fences. Chat Room had Dont Take Me Alive when second at Huntingdon and should know more today. LUCKY LANDING is back on a winning mark and this looks a bit easier than recent tests. Tony Coyle's charge might be in the value in this as Woodbank is having problems with his jumping.
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 11-5 (11-2) Made all, soon clear, hampered by loose horse 5 out, not fluent next, driven after last, ridden over 1f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong, held on, won at Cartmel 2m 1f nov chs (4) gf in May beating Runswick Royal (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 3 ran.
Woodbank 11-8fav (11-8) Led, ridden and headed when fell last, in a race won by Able Deputy (11-0) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 4 ran.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, headway before 2 out, kept on well from last to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Bowie (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Chat Room 11-2 (10-12) Prominent, hit 2nd, mistake and outpaced 7th, closed before 2 out, edged right and no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Turn Over Sivola (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (4) gs in May.
Roc D'apsis (FR) 3-1 (11-2) Led, wandered approaching 2nd and 3rd, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Takeyourcapoff (11-9) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Itsuptoyou (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Mid-division, lost place after 5th, struggling 8th, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Zarzal (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May, 10 ran.
Surf And Turf (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) In touch in 4th, challenged 2 out, ridden before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 8, 6l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Dont Take Me Alive 7-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, not fluent last, one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Turn Over Sivola (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (4) gs in May.
Claragh Native (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) In rear, mistake 2nd, soon behind, pushed along 4th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Get It On (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Inoogoo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, jumped left 9th, challenged 4 out, led next, jumped left 2 out, headed flat, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Groomed (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in May.
Muwalla 14-1 (11-2) Chased leader, challenged 6th, led 8th until after next, jumped left and one pace 2 out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Groomed (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in May.