Forcefield is back on the same mark as when winning this 12 months ago but appears to have two ways of running and had already had a run last year. Luccombe Chine may not have beaten much at Cartmel in August while Westwire Toby was probably flattered by his run behind Dj Milan at Wetherby. Everdon Brook has a chance, however, as he didn't run badly off his new mark last time and Delightfully has place claims again. SOLWAY DORNAL continues to run well and stayed on late into second behind Benmadigan over a shorter trip at Musselburgh eight days ago. He's worth another chance over 3m and gets the nod.
I'll Be Frank 11-2 (11-1) Led or disputed lead, mistake 2nd, headed before 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 28l behind Knight Valliant (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Delightfully (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Towards rear, pushed along 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, plugged on and never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Stormion (10-10) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Saddlers Mot 8-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway from 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, tailed off, in a race won by Stormion (10-10) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct, 6 ran.
Luccombe Chine 11-2 (11-3) Always prominent on outside, outpaced in 3rd after 2 out, ridden to chase leader after last, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug beating Shannina (10-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after next, led 6th until 8th, mistake next, every chance 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 15l behind Daasij (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Granwood 5-1 (11-1) Led, jumped left throughout, headed when mistake 3 out, pulled up next, in a race won by Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Mr Bolt (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) In rear, not fluent 4th, mistake next, behind when pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Pairc Na Gcapall (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Forcefield 14-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace from 2 out, 8th of 16, 17l behind Velvet Vic (10-1) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Hartforth 50-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden before 4 out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, well behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, ridden next, no impression on leaders when not fluent and bumped 3 out, 5th of 15, 25l behind Genstone Trail (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Tennessee Bird 100-1 (10-3) Behind, stayed on from after 3 out, kept on flat, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 39l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Top Brass (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 14th of 17, well behind Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Browneyes Blue (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Solis (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jul, 13 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, left in lead 2nd, slow and headed next, chasing leaders when hampered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Cilliseal (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct, 5 ran.
Solway Dornal 11-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before last, kept on to take 2nd run-in, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Benmadigan (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
King Kalium (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway on outer before 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 14, 12l behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 1st, outpaced after 7th, pecked next, soon behind, plugged on from 2 out to take modest 4th latter stages, 4th of 6, 18l behind Dj Milan (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Bolt From The Blue 11-1 (10-3) Behind, struggling 4 out, never dangerous, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Oh Right (9-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 11 ran.