An open contest with the lightly-raced WALTZ DARLING taken to make a successful handicap bow after just the two runs over timber, most recently when landing a Musselburgh maiden hurdle. A fair handicapper on the Flat for Richard Fahey, the assessor has clearly taken no chances with the Reveley charge but most of his rivals are fully exposed and he's a chance worth taking despite a possibly harsh mark. All That Remains showed much-improved form when hunting up Full Speed at Newcastle last time and a repeat of that performance would put him bang in the frame here. He has, however, yet to score over timber. Lisbon delivered a fair effort here latest but Sam Lord has been hard to catch right this year, though is respected on his latest run when third behind Nicene Creed. Ben Akram and Stanley Bridge are others worthy of note.
War On (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 3rd, tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Chavoy (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) In touch in 5th, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec beating Pure Style (11-0) by 3l, 14 ran.
All That Remains (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Made most, driven when mistake 2 out, joined last, soon headed and ridden, kept on, not pace of winner flat, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Full Speed (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Ballybroe (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Chased leader, pushed along before 6th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 49l behind Mojolika (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Lisbon (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 4th, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Endeavor (10-7) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.
Bogside (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, led 7th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 30l behind Endeavor (10-7) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.
Embsay Crag 11-4fav (11-12) In rear, mistake 4th, ridden 5th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 25l behind Endeavor (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Stanley Bridge 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakening when blundered 3 out, 8th of 12, 32l behind Lightening Rod (11-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Signalman 28-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, led 3 out, headed next, one pace last, 4th of 5, 13l behind Cool Baranca (9-12) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Ben Akram (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 4th of 11, well behind Matthew Riley (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Sam Lord 22-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out to go 4th, kept on, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Nicene Creed (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Agricultural 33-1 (11-8) Held up in mid-division on outside, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headway 3 out, chased winner after next, no impression flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 9l behind Anna's Arch (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Made most to before 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs.