Somerby is only a pound higher than for his sole success on heavy ground at Lingfield last season and he goes on the short-list along with Stafford Charlie, who will enjoy the soft going. But last month's Newton Abbot winner VOLIO VINCENTE is probably still on a fair mark and Jon Park again takes off 5lb. Hector's House is often thereabouts but former course and distance Notabotheronme may be on a downward curve.
Tara Tavey (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, no extra from 3 out, 5th of 13, 18l behind Loughalder (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Flugzeug 14-1 (10-6) Raced wide in touch, blundered and lost place 9th, no chance after, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Franklin Roosevelt (11-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Somerby (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 8th, headed before next, weakened 4 out, tailed off, modest 4th, last of 4, well behind Roll The Dice (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Apr.
Notabotheronme (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 14th, 9th of 12, well behind My Mate Vinnie (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Hector's House 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear, outpaced 5 out, headway under pressure when blundered next, 8th 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Le Grand Chene (10-11) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Stafford Charlie 11-2 (10-4) Towards rear, ridden after 8th, 5th 2 out, went 4th flat, never in contention, 4th of 9, 17l behind Alderbrook Lad (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Volio Vincente (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, mistake 6th, behind 10th, went remote 4th 15th, 25 lengths 3rd 5 out, closed before 2 out, looked held and 10 lengths down last, stayed on past tired rivals flat, led close home, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Sep beating Golden Squirell (10-6) by 2l, 10 ran.
Upper Deck (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Towards rear on outside, behind 10th, left poor 4th 5 out, 4th of 10, well behind Volio Vincente (9-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Sep.