James Reveley partners recent C&D third Harvey's Hope in preference to Southwell specialist Robbie and the former can come out best of his stable's two runners. Meetings Man was second at Wetherby last month but Fiendish Flame and Crafty Roberto haven't shown much this term, though the top weight would have a chance on his best form if allowed an uncontested lead. INGLEBY SPIRIT only beat one home on his reappearance but that was his first run since April so was probably needed. He may have too much pace for these on this ground. Ulys Du Charmil won at Market Rasen in the spring but has been absent since and needs to improve on his overall form to land this while Simply Ned disappointed at Musselburgh last time.
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, led until 4 out, soon ridden, chased leader until weakened soon after next, 13th of 15, 42l behind Raya Star (11-12) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Ingleby Spirit 6-1 (11-9) Held up well off the pace, ridden 3 out, no impression, tailed off, 4th of 5, 34l behind Conquisto (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Simply Ned (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Held up in 6th and off the pace, steady headway approaching 3 out, never reached leaders, one pace and no impression before next, 7th of 9, 24l behind Nine Stories (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Taruma (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Led, headed 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 6th of 13, 34l behind Lyvius (10-7) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Robbie 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader until 4th, chased leaders, went 2nd again on inside 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Makari (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Meetings Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway and in touch when mistake 4 out, chased leaders before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 8l behind Sporting Boy (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Harvey's Hope 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd after last, 3rd of 12, 11l behind God's Own (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 7-1 (10-10) Close up, led approaching 2 out, ridden and ran on flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Unex Degas (10-7) by 1l, 14 ran.
Crafty Roberto 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway 3 out, driven in 6th before next, no impression before last, 7th of 21, 27l behind Buck Magic (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.