A moderate but competitive looking handicap where SCHINDLERS SOCIETY is taken to complete a C&D double after beating Coldwells and another of today's rivals Festival King at the beginning of the month. A 6lb rise isn't excessive and the Irish raider can go in again. The consistent Dallas Bell keeps getting outpaced at around today's trip and is probably still a few pounds high in the weights, while Seven Is Lucky hasn't run since scoring narrowly over an extended three miles at Cartmel in April and prefers more testing conditions. Garleton, though looking as though he will be winning soon, would prefer further.
Lampion du Bost (FR) 8-1 (10-8) In rear, pushed along after 9th, blundered 12th when weakening, 5th of 10, 17l behind Sagalyrique (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Garleton (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 10th, driven 4 out, no impression after 3 out, went well held 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Le Platino (10-11) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Oct.
Dallas Bell 11-4fav (10-8) Held up in last trio, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden and no impression, stayed on to go well beaten 3rd last, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Raise You Five (11-4) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Deuteronomy (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place 7th, headway 10th, ridden before 4 out, stumbled badly soon after, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 26l behind Border Reiver (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Schindlers Society (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, headway after 8th, went 2nd 4 out, switched inside and ridden approaching 2 out, went right and led last, edged left flat, kept on, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Coldwells (11-2) by 2l, 9 ran.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway aproaching 10th, went 3rd approaching 12th, kept on gamely from last to lead last strides, won at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) hvy in Apr beating Teerie Express (11-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Lahib The Fifth (IRE) 22-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, reminder after 8th, headway after 10th, 4th under pressure after 12th, stayed on to 3rd last, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Nelliedonethat (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs.
Festival King (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, hit 2 out, headed soon after, no chance with winner approaching last, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-3) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs.
Hasper 6-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, reminders after 10th, disputing 5th when mistake and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Hurricane Jack (11-9) at Perth 3m hcp 0-90 (5) gf in Jul, 8 ran.
Coldwells (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) With leader, led 2nd, headed approaching 6th, outpaced approaching 3 out, weakened last, 5th of 8, 16l behind Do It For Dalkey (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Soul Magic (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) In touch in mid-divsion, closed before 6th, 2nd briefly 2 out, weakened approaching last, 10th of 12, 49l behind Not Talking (10-1) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Nov.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden before 6th, some headway next, well held before 2 out, 7th of 12, 35l behind Not Talking (10-1) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Nov.