IRON BUTTERFLY has been raised 6lb for scoring over the course and distance at the beginning of the month but had plenty in hand and, as that was her first run since she scored over hurdles at Fontwell in March, there should be plenty more to come. Wee Giant showed himself to be in fine fettle with a comfortable victory over slightly shorter here last week and he'll give the selection a race while the heavier the ground the better for Generous Dream, who is just 2lb higher than his only victory at Ripon last year. Naburn has a lot of weight to carry in testing going and will do well to get involved.
Naburn 5-2fav (10-0) Close up, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, well behind Vittachi (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Harrison's Cave 12-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to 2nd 11f out, led halfway, headed 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 36l behind Embsay Crag (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Song Of The Siren 50-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 10th of 13, 28l behind Ultimate (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Toughness Danon 7-1 (9-6) In touch, one pace from 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 13l behind Getaway Car (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Becausewecan (USA) 16-1 (8-4) Disputed early, soon chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 26th of 30, 29l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd.
Underwritten 50-1 (9-3) Rear division, tailed off over 3f out, last of 12, well behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Wee Giant (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway 3f out, came stand side over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy beating Vittachi (9-8) by 3l, 12 ran.
Generous Dream 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader until 11f out, stayed in close 3rd, went 2nd again 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final 2f, headed entering final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd inside final 150 yards, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Embsay Crag (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Iron Butterfly 15-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Vandross (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Stickleback 7-2fav (8-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kazbow (9-12) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Joyful Motive 8-1 (10-3) Held up in touch and keen, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 12l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led, pushed along over 4f out, soon headed, chased leader, ridden 3f out, came stand side with winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Funky Munky (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.