Pete has won at this idiosyncratic venue for the past three years and has a leading claim off topweight if ready for this first run in 270 days. The market should prove informative in that respect. It's hard to believe GALLEY SLAVE is going for the hat-trick as he'd not scored since June 2011 until obliging the last twice. However, he's been very game on both occasions and looks the one to beat. Foot The Bill landed his sole success over 3m plus on good ground over fences and ran quite well at Perth last time over timber. He's one to note on that evidence whilst check the market for any money for Run Forest Run as Tom Scudamore is an interesting booking for the McLintock charge. Raiftieri is out of the handicap but is an each-way possible.
Pete 16-1 (10-8) Behind, mistake 5th, headway before 3 out, soon challenged on bit, ridden and not quicken run-in, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Moufatango (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
I'll Be Frank 17-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, blundered 3 out, soon lost place, 6th of 9, 27l behind Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Foot The Bill 12-1 (11-1) Close up, went 3rd from 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Pumped Up Kicks (11-8) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Galley Slave (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, outpaced in 4th 2 out, rallied to lead narrowly before last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Moyne Nineoseven (11-6) by 4l, 12 ran.
The Good Guy (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Led until before 2 out, soon beaten, mistake last, 5th of 14, 16l behind Cash For Steel (9-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (5) gd in Jun.
Rare Coincidence 50-1 (10-2) Led until approaching 6th, soon weakened, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Summerlea (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb, 9 ran.
Run Forest Run (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Towards rear, blundered 9th, tailing off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ainsi Fideles (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd, 10 ran.
Master Bud 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division, in touch 5th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 46l behind Jawaab (10-11) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun.
Makellys Blackpool 33-1 (9-11) In rear, not fluent 4th, ridden after next, behind after 7th, stayed on from 3 out, mistake 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 13l behind Cygnet (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f (5) gd in May.
Raifteiri (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) With leader, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 49l behind Handmaid (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Across The Tweed (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Towards rear, reminders before 4th, soon struggling, pulled up before last, in a race won by Auberge (10-12) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '13, 13 ran.