Bled was the very easy winner of a 2m5f handicap at Uttoxeter in November but ran poorly over today's trip there two weeks later. RUPIN scored by a distance over 3m1f at Carlisle in October and, though that was one of the poorest contests imaginable, he jumps and stays well and can progress enough to take this. Ceasar's Return ran well in a novice event at Hexham in November but was beaten a long way at Catterick a month later and a better option could be Oil Burner, who stayed on stoutly in a handicap over an extended three miles at Ayr recently. Soll landed a point at Liscarroll in May and will certainly have no problems with the trip.
Bled (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Led, ridden briefly before 3rd, headed next, led 5th, reminders after 7th, headed 8th, soon driven, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, 41l behind My Boy Paddy (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Rupin (FR) 4-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and keen, tracked leader after 1st, led 3 out, clear after 2 out, easily, won at Carlisle 3m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Imperial Breeze (10-9) by 36l, 5 ran.
Ceasar's Return 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 6th, 10th of 16, well behind Lethal Glaze (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Digg Whitaker 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 29l behind Chester Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Foxes Delight (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, hit 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, well behind Saveiro (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Frontier Boy (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, weakened after 4 out, 8th of 17, 46l behind Yurok (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Hawaii Klass 50-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 17, 22l behind Seren Rouge (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Mannered 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leader and pulled hard, jumped left 1st, led approaching 6th, headed 7th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Icy Colt (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Oil Burner 7-1 (10-11) Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden 2 out, kept on from last, took 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Arctic Court (11-7) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Smart Command (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, pushed along 5th, never dangerous, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Moon Indigo (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.
Soll 3-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, hdd 2out, fought back to chall bef last where fast jump, so to ld 100 yards out, won at Liscarroll 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Barnanely Beau (12-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Willie Hall 11-2 (10-9) Held up in touch and keen, blundered 3 out, weakened next, 10th of 16, 26l behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.