Solway Dornal was a well-beaten fifth here on Saturday over fences and makes more appeal reverting to timber off a workable mark. The Mongolian is the dark horse of the race and showed promise when fourth to Crookstown at Perth. He's lightly-raced and is one to keep and eye on. In contrast, Galley Slave has no secrets from the assessor but usually delivers a sound effort and has place claims. EXECUTIVE'S HALL scored here in 2011 over this trip but has not found the winner's enclosure again since scoring in the summer of that year, looking in the handicapper's grip. However, he's in fair form and his liking of this track could count for plenty. Nez Rouge has topweight to deal with but has gone well enough for the Twiston-Davies team the last twice to enter contention.
Nez Rouge (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 16, 21l behind Vinnie My Boy (11-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Another Trump (NZ) 9-2 (11-12) Prominent until 1st, tracked leaders, ridden 11th, mistake and lost place 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, well behind Oscar Close (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway on outside 12th, outpaced 14th, well beaten after 4 out, 8th of 16, well behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Painted Sky 80-1 (10-0) Held up, struggling 6th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) In touch and keen, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Big Sound (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jun.
King Mak 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 6th, mistake next, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, mistake last, 4th of 9, 13l behind Goldan Jess (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Galley Slave (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, stayed on flat, held by winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Church Field (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
The Mongolian (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 1st, stayed on from last (normal 2 out), never on terms with leaders, 4th of 11, 11l behind Crookstown (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Inch Manor (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Not fluent, led before 1st, headed 4th, lost place from 7th, 7th of 9, 14l behind Church Field (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Waltham Abbey 10-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Morning Time (10-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jun.
Solway Star 16-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, reminder after 6th, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 25l behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Solway Dornal 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden after 12th, outpaced and no impression before 4 out, 5th of 14, 32l behind Nicky Tam (10-1) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.
Grethel (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, struggling 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon short of room, ran on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 7l behind Faith Jicaro (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.