Presented, who pulled up in his last two starts in the spring, started favourite on his reappearance at Hexham but had no answer to Matmata De Tendron. He should be thereabouts though the vote goes to ALEXANDER OATS, who hasn't won since February 2011 but continues to attract support. He's now on his lowest-ever mark and this could be his day. Shoal Bay Dreamer is climbing the weights without winning but last year's winner Boris The Blade was pulled up on his next four starts though he's back on the same mark and shouldn't be dismissed with his rider's claim a bonus. Dukeofchesterwood is consistent and invariably gets round these days, though he's 9lb higher than his only success over fences. Gorey Lane has shown some potential but ran a shocker on his reappearance last week and is best watched for now.
Boris The Blade 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders in 3rd, reminders after 9th, soon lost place, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Orange Nassau (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Stagecoach Jasper 5-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed 5th, with leader, led 9th, headed before 13th, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, 48l behind The Friary (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Quinder Spring (FR) 15-2 (10-8) With leaders and raced wide, led 11th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 47l behind More Equity (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Presented (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 14th, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Matmata de Tendron (10-6) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Not fluent and jumped right soon ridden and behind, struggling from 7th, pulled up 10th, in a race won by Molko Jack (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 6 ran.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, blundered 6th, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 8, 30l behind Jim Tango (10-9) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.
Dukeofchesterwood 7-2 (11-1) Prominent early, tracked leaders, hit 7th, ridden and stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Great Ocean Road (9-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Barnevelder (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mistakes in rear, ridden 5th, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Alexander Oats 7-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, ridden after 5 out, headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 19l behind Tresor De L'isle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) In rear, weakened from 15th, pulled up, in a race won by The Friary (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft, 7 ran.
Twice Lucky 7-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, weakened after 5 out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Badger Foot (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.
Shoal Bay Dreamer 18-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, lost place before 10th, headway 5 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Snuker (10-0) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Soul Angel 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, not fluent and struggling 10th, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Newspage (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) With leader, led 8th, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 14, 24l behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.