REBEL SWING was subsequently disqualified for interference having passed the post first at Towcester during the week. He should make amends in this lesser grade and Joanne Foster's charge gets the nod. Shooting Times is up 9lb for his win at Perth and runner-up Snuker has decent claims of reversing the form on better terms while Borolee will find this tougher than the seller he won at this track last time. Sierra Victor could figure if at his best after a year off the track while recent Southwell winner Dukeofchesterwood was engaged to run at Cartmel yesterday and Minstalad finished runnerup in a big field at Wetherby on Thursday though is 4lb out of the handicap.
Rebel Swing 4-1 (10-10) In rear, not always fluent, headway 6th, mistake 11th, hit brush upright and lost place 14th, rallied before 2 out, led and hung left flat, brushed rival towards finish, just held on (demoted to 2nd), in a race won by Bishophill Jack (11-3) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd, 8 ran.
Quinder Spring (FR) 8-1 (10-3) Mid-division, 5th when mistake 14th, ridden next, no extra 2 out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Bobble Hat Bob (11-2) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Sierra Victor (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) In touch, went 4th at 16th, stayed on well flat, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Itzacliche (11-13) at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (4) gd in May '12.
More Equity 11-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, not fluent 12th, one pace and no impression before 2 out, 5th of 14, 23l behind Borolee (10-8) at Kelso 2m 7f Selling Handicap Chase (0-95) (5yo+) (5) gd.
Borolee (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway when mistake 13th, challenged before 2 out, led last, ridden clear, won at Kelso 2m 7f Selling Handicap Chase (0-95) (5yo+) (5) gd beating Silver Steel (11-1) by 8l, 14 ran.
Shooting Times 13-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 9th, clear 3 out, held on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Snuker (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Dukeofchesterwood 9-2 (10-3) Mid-division, headway when mistake 6th, went 2nd after 13th, edged left after 2 out, closed last, stayed on to lead close home, won at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Silas Mariner (11-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Snuker 11-2 (10-9) Prominent, mistake 6th, chased winner before 4 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on flat, unable to challenge, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Shooting Times (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Minstalad 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 17, 8l behind Granwood (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd.