Green Bank is much improved and followed up a wide-margin win at Southwell with a hard-fought success over hurdles here at the start of the month. But the handicapper has had his say since and we fancy CALYPSO BAY, who is also at the top of his game, to complete a course and distance double having bounded clear last time under a big weight. More Equity won easily at Cartmel last week but this is much more competitive and Civil Unrest is proving difficult to win with. Solway Bay has been hurdling lately and was pulled up last time.
Green Bank (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden between last 2, pressed flat, held on near finish, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Coronea Lilly (11-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Calypso Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Mid-division, driven after 10th, headway under pressure 12th, ridden to chase leading pair after 4 out, went 2nd before next, stayed on to lead approaching last, driven out flat, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Minstalad (10-1) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
More Equity 7-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 7th, led next, hit 3 out, clear after last, easily, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Mr Duffy (11-2) by 23l, 7 ran.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, no impression in 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Roc De Guye (10-6) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Solway Bay 16-1 (9-10) Held up in last trio, dropped to last 3rd, struggling 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Pure Faith (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd, 8 ran.