Runswick Relax is starting to look very well handicapped and he was sent off favourite at Carlisle last month. He'd be a danger to all if back to his best while My Friend George stepped up on his debut effort over fences when scoring at Newcastle. Bollin Fiona was runner-up at Hexham two weeks ago but she is conceding 11lb to DUKEOFCHESTERWOOD, who gets the vote. Karen McLintock's charge finally took advantage of a tumble down the weights to end his losing run at Southwell and still looks to be on the right side of the handicapper off a 6lb higher mark.
Bollin Fiona 22-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 12th, pushed along before 14th, left 2nd 2 out, kept on from last, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Runswick Relax 3-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, faded after last, lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 7, 39l behind Acrai Rua (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
My Friend George 20-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, switched outside and went 3rd last, ridden and stayed on flat, led post, won at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr beating Quinder Spring (10-9) by hd, 9 ran.
Dollar Mick (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders early, soon towards rear, in rear before 10th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Dukeofchesterwood 9-2 (10-3) Mid-division, headway when mistake 6th, went 2nd after 13th, edged left after 2 out, closed last, stayed on to lead close home, won at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Silas Mariner (11-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Wave Breaker (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in 4th, blundered 11th, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 42l behind Mister Philson (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Apr.
Over And Above (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 11th, closed 13th, weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Dukeofchesterwood (10-3) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Samson Collonges (FR) 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, jumped left 6th, behind 10th, headway 5 out, 5th 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 18, 32l behind Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Glamorous Gg 15-2 (11-7) (bl) led to 5; outpcd 3 out; lft 2nd nxt; no imp, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Rokshi (11-7) at Wheatland 3m ptp gf.
Solway Dornal 16-1 (10-1) In touch, hit 7th, one pace from 2 out, 6th of 17, 27l behind Granwood (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd.