Five of the seven have a letter against their name last time with the bottom pair showing little when last seen. We'll go with BROTHER SCOTT, steadily progressive for Sue Smith this season until pulling up last time behind Morning Time. However, he is forgiven as the run came on soft ground on which he has yet to display any worthwhile form. Previous efforts, including a Sedgefield success this term, read well in the context of this race. Born To Shine has failed to complete the last twice but displayed promise before and AP McCoy is on board over what should be his ideal trip and he looks the danger. Lodgician has not been seen since pulling up at Huntingdon in April but he's had a good rest and would merit shortlist inclusion if back to something approaching his best.
Born To Shine (USA) 5-1 (11-1) Led, unseated rider before 3 out when saddle slipped, in a race won by Parson's Punch (11-9) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf, 6 ran.
Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, fell 1st, in a race won by Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Brother Scott 11-2fav (11-4) Tracked leader, led 5 out, headed 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Morning Time (10-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 11 ran.
Pete 8-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Morning Time (10-7) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jun, 11 ran.
Lodgician (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, jumped left 2nd, reminder after 4th, weakened next, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by King's Road (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders until weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Feisty Lass (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Rare Coincidence 66-1 (11-5) Led, headed before 8th, soon weakened, tailed off from 9th, 6th of 9, well behind Sparkling Tara (11-2) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun.