Feather weight OVERQUEST is selected to follow-up his Hexham success. The ground was desperate when our pick won by a wide margin last week and connections are keen to run him again under a penalty. Three miles and cut in the ground is ideal and he can repeat the dose. Foxesbow is on a decent mark but has shown nothing when previously tried on ground with soft in the description, while Julius Caesar has a long lay-off to overcome and failed to complete on his only two previous tries here. Twelve Paces poses a more serious threat even though he is fully exposed, while Blazing Diva may have more improvement in her and with trip and ground ideal she could run a big race. Master Sebastian looks to be on the slide.
Newman Des Plages (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Led until 12th, hit 15th, ridden after 4 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Leac An Scail (10-7) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Western Gale (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, went 3rd approaching next, ridden 2 out, no impression with leading pair last, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Pairc Na Gcapall (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Julius Caesar 11-2 (11-9) Held up in touch, ridden after 6 out, chased winner approaching last, stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Sammy Spiderman (10-1) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs (4) hvy in Jan '09.
Blazing Diva (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Omix D'or (10-9) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Apr, 17 ran.
Twelve Paces 3-1fav (10-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside from 12th, challenged 4 out until 2 out, soon beaten, weakened flat, 2nd of 8, 23l behind Soubriquet (10-6) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Sep.
Garleton (IRE) 80-1 (10-0) Mid-division, fell 6th, in a race won by Always Waining (10-0) at Aintree 2m 5f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Apr, 27 ran.
Master Sebastian 15-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, outpaced 14th, went 3rd after last, ridden and no impression, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Lydon House (11-10) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp ch 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Star Player (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) In touch, weakened 19th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Omix D'or (10-9) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Apr, 17 ran.
Foxesbow (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, mistake 12th, headway next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 46l behind Andrew Nick (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Overquest 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, led approaching 3 out, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Reckless Venture (11-3) by 17l, 8 ran.