This looks a modest finale and DEVIL'S DYKE is fancied to recoup losses incurred when sent off favourite at Worcester last month. He may have found the ground too lively that day and had gone close over this track and trip earlier - he has the beating of Acapulco Bay on the form book. Speed Steed runs over hurdles for the first time in a year but was just beaten over 2m on the Polytrack earlier this month and Polstar has already won at Doncaster and Taunton this year.
Polstar (FR) 15-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, reminders after 4th, well beaten when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by No Likey (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May, 10 ran.
Speed Steed (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Not fluent 1st, chased leaders, outpaced before 4 out, staying on same pace and no impression when left 4th and hampered last, 4th of 9, 15l behind Barrison (10-0) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Held up on inside, jumped left at times, always in rear, last of 10, 19l behind Commitment (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
King's Ciel 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 3 out, 7th of 11, 21l behind Mandy's Boy (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Devil's Dyke (USA) 15-8fav (11-11) Chased leaders, lost place before 4th, rallying when not much room on inside before 3 out, ridden and kept on well flat, 6th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Scribe (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Close 5th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, went 4th approaching last, 4th of 9, 4l behind While You Wait (11-12) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) sft in May.
Fuse Wire 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 6th, struggling in 4th 3 out (water), weakened and eased before next, 6th of 9, 39l behind Respectueux (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Acapulco Bay 12-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside and struggling before 2 out, never on terms, 14th of 17, 32l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Gracchus (USA) 25-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 16l behind Minella Reception (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.