Maid In Moscow weakened quickly on her reappearance at Wetherby and may need to drop a few pounds in the handicap before recapturing the winning thread. More interesting is LOCKSTOWN, who will have needed his comeback run at Carlisle and is only a pound higher than when just beaten at Hexham in March under Graham Lee who's been on board for both of the gelding's previous wins at this track. Monsieur Jourdain should also be thereabouts with a clear round while Bardolet's close-up third at Uttoxeter last month was probably his best effort so far over fences. Copper's Gold was second on his reappearance at Kelso and Isla Pearl Fisher won three times over similar trips last season, though hasn't raced since January.
Sacre Toi (FR) 66-1 (11-12) In rear, mistake and hampered 1st, always behind, 8th of 12, 33l behind Work Boy (11-3) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Maid In Moscow (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took closer order 8th, weakened after 5 out, 6th of 9, 50l behind Helpston (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Isla Pearl Fisher 7-2fav (10-3) Held up and behind, good headway 11th, chased leading trio before 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led soon after 2 out, clear last, stayed on strongly, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Jan beating Festival King (10-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Close up on outside, mistake and weakened 13th, 8th of 11, 39l behind Wide Receiver (10-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Lockstown 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 9th, never dangerous, 6th of 15, 38l behind Horsham Lad (10-9) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Copper's Gold (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Led and jumped well, ridden last, headed final 200 yards, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Star Beat (11-12) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bardolet (IRE) 11-4 (11-10) Held up in last pair, jumped slowly 11th, headway when bumped 4 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Dont Tell Sailor (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.
Esme Rides A Gaine 6-1 (10-0) Tracked winner until 3rd, ran in snatches after, last and reminders after 11th, stayed on after mistake 2 out to take 4th last, no impression, 4th of 8, 19l behind Simply Smashing (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Apr.
Raining Horse (FR) 7-2 (10-11) In rear and in touch, not fluent 2nd, chased leaders before 10th, weakened from 15th, pulled before 2 out, in a race won by Zitenka (11-9) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr, 5 ran.