The booking of Denis O'Regan for SAM LORD may prove significant as his mount won twice over course and distance on ground with plenty of give last winter. He's 3lb lower today than the last of those and this looks an uncompetitive affair. Iktiview won here in May and had a recent pipe-opener on the Flat but Logical Approach looks too high in the weights and Honourable Gent is no certainty to confirm Kelso running with Dynamic Drive on 5lb worse terms. Mr Mistopheles was further behind at Kelso but was second here on fast ground in August.
Lysino (GER) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Big Water (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Logical Approach (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, soon chased winner until before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Cadore (10-11) at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jul.
Sam Lord 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside after 5th, ridden 7th, well held by leaders 2 out, 5th of 11, 21l behind All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
El Toreros (USA) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, ridden after 6th, well beaten before 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Kusadasi (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Iktiview 11-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden to challenge last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Pobs Trophy (9-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Dan's Heir 50-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, behind 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, 49l behind Bocciani (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '11.
Operateur (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, some headway from before 3 out, went a remote 4th from last, one pace, 4th of 11, 37l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '12.
Kathlatino 50-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, weakened 5th, 5th of 11, 27l behind Overpriced (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Optical High 18-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Oscar Tanner (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, led narrowly last, headed run-in, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Honourable Gent (10-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Garth Mountain 11-1 (10-9) Keen held up, lost place after 4th, 8th of 10, 19l behind Dont Take Me Alive (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Honourable Gent 28-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Sendiym (10-10) by 1l, 10 ran.
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Close up, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 21l behind Honourable Gent (10-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden from 3 out, no extra and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mrs Mac Veale (10-9) at Limerick 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 17 ran.