Doctor Ric is a course and distance winner but was pulled up in this last year when racing off a lower mark. Another course winner Morestead is very hard to predict and threw in the towel here last week while Ladfromhighworth only won a hunter chase at the track last time and is giving 7lb to EGYPT MILL SPIRIT. Tom George's might have gone close at Taunton two runs ago had he not decided to take the third-last by its roots and this should be within his capabilities. June French was just beaten at Plumpton in April but has shown nothing since.
Ladfromhighworth 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 12th, led 2 out, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May beating John Daniell (11-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lamb's Cross 33-1 (11-5) Chased leader, led 4 out, soon pushed along and headed, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Morestead (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Prominent, led 3rd until 5th, lost place after next, headway 8th, outpaced before 10th, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Long Wave (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Egypt Mill Spirit (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) In touch in chasing group, chased leaders 7th, mistake next, travelling well in 2nd before 4 out, no impression next, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Got Attitude (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Doctor Ric (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Behind, under pressure halfway, never nearer, 7th of 10, 31l behind Popaflora (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Righteous Glory (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, slow 1st, went 2nd before 8th until ridden after 12th, no extra last, 5th of 12, 13l behind Ladfromhighworth (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Autumm Spirit 25-1 (11-2) Led, raced wide, clear 3rd until 7th, headed after 12th, weakened before 3 out, pulled after 3 out, in a race won by Salut Honore (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
June French (FR) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, lost palce before 4th, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 33l behind Popaflora (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Owner Occupier 50-1 (11-3) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3rd, went 2nd before 5th until 9th, lost place before 11th, well beaten 4 out, left 3rd next, 3rd of 5, well behind Foundry Square (12-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f (6) gd in May.