Two wins for St Gregory have rocketed his official rating up by no less than 23lb and he's asked to concede weight all round but three miles plus on good ground looks to have been the making of him. Nicky Richards is not one to overface inmates and he's taken to complete the hat-trick. Cool Star is 12lb better off for the 11 lengths he was beaten by the selection last time and should get closer without reversing placings and looks the likely each-way play. Mia's Anthem also has place claims after shaping quite nicely on just his third chasing start last time whilst Knight Woodsman completes the shortlist. He destroyed his Hexham field on his penultimate start but was no match for the selection upped a stone for that runaway victory in Northumberland.
St Gregory (IRE) 11-2fav (11-2) Always prominent, led 14th, driven and headed 4 out, regained lead last, ridden clear flat, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Cool Star (11-6) by 11l, 13 ran.
Blueside Boy (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 43l behind Rocking Blues (11-11) at Kelso 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Knight Woodsman 11-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not fluent 14th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, 48l behind St Gregory (11-2) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off before 2 out, 6th of 10, well behind Pumped Up Kicks (11-8) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Mia's Anthem (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, blundered 8th, soon dropped to rear, headway before 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on from last, went 4th near finish, 4th of 11, 14l behind Rogue Dancer (9-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Cool Star (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) In touch, not fluent 8th, chased leading pair after 4 out, ridden 2 out, went 2nd after last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 13, 11l behind St Gregory (11-2) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Ishlana 25-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway under pressure approaching 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 33l behind Cygnet (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Lochore (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Top Chief (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f (5) gd.