Vinnie My Boy could easily bounce back from a poor run at Uttoxeter but was a long way behind Electric Tiger, who had been beaten in lesser company earlier. GREEN BANK is only a pound higher than when winning by 25 lengths over fences at Southwell 12 days ago and is the obvious choice if translating that form back to the smaller obstacles. Carmela Maria won at Southwell last month but rarely runs two races alike while Saddlers Mot has been struggling off higher marks since winning a Wetherby seller in the spring.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 10-11fav (11-7) Mid-division, not fluent 4th or 7th, headway from 8th to chase winner next, ridden before 3 out, lost 2nd approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind High Ville (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) In touch, dropped towards rear 6th, switched outside 8th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, no impression before next, weakened and eased before last, 9th of 13, well behind Emerald Rose (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Electric Tiger (GER) 25-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 17l behind High Ville (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Green Bank (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Made all, mistake 4 out, ridden before 3 out, clear before 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul beating Beckhani (11-7) by 25l, 7 ran.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In rear and mistakes, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by One Term (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in Jul, 7 ran.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch on outside, reminder after 6th, soon beaten, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 11, 40l behind Get Home Now (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Around A Pound (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3 out, well beaten before next, 10th of 11, 28l behind Thoresby (11-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Milans Well (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, led before 10th, headed 5 out, left in lead 4 out, soon clear, pressed run-in, found extra towards finish, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Masked Man (11-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Saddlers Mot 13-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd before last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Solis (11-8) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 11-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 32l behind Award Winner (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Comeragh King 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, fell 3 out, in a race won by Or d'Oudairies (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May, 14 ran.
Carmela Maria 12-1 (11-0) In rear, reminders after 5th, headway on outside to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on flat and always holding on, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul beating Fromthetop (10-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Combustible Kate (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, soon behind, 10th of 15, 36l behind Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Almutaham (USA) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, weakened from 8th, 11th of 12, well behind Corky Dancer (10-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Exit To Freedom 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 21l behind Compton Blue (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Galley Slave (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Executive's Hall (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.