KNIGHT WOODSMAN finally took advantage of his tumble down the weights when scoring easily at Hexham last time. He has a 14lb hike to contend with but won off a similar mark last year and can go in again. Cool Star unseated behind the selection last time but St Gregory dotted up at Hexham with Solway Dornal and Alba King filling the places. He should be in the mix once again and makes more appeal than Shady Sadie, who finished closer last time having slipped down the handicap.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up, brought down 1st, in a race won by Moss Grove (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 16 ran.
Knight Woodsman 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 11th, led 3 out, drew clear from next, unchallenged when ridden before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Winter Alchemy (11-10) by 45l, 9 ran.
Cool Star (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Knight Woodsman (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Alba King (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Mid-division, not fluent 8th, in touch 12th, chased leading pair 16th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on to dispute moderate 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 17l behind St Gregory (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
St Gregory (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, disputed lead after 13th, hard driven after 3 out, led next, drew clear between last 2, kept on, won at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Solway Dornal (9-11) by 15l, 10 ran.
Oh Right (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Behind, pushed along 10th, plugged on to take 3rd near finish, never dangerous, 3rd of 8, 28l behind Winter Alchemy (11-1) at Kelso 2m 7f sll hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Solway Dornal 15-2 (9-11) Made most, headed 2 out, no chance with winner between last 2, held on for moderate 2nd from last, 2nd of 10, 15l behind St Gregory (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, disputed lead after 4th, lost place after 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 8, 25l behind Handsome Dan (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Shady Sadie (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, disputed 2nd approaching last, ridden and closed on winner flat, went 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Get Ready To Go (IRE) 15-2 (10-2) Chased leaders to 7th, mid-division, struggling 12th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Knight Woodsman (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Over And Above (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Mid-division, lost place and reminder 9th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tayarat (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Finbin (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 7th, ridden 9th, well beaten before 14th, 7th of 11, 45l behind Presenting Junior (11-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jun.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) With leader on outside, lost place 8th, behind from 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Red Rosso (9-11) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.