This could be a shade too far for the useful Bourne but Mauricetheathlete won over course and distance 18 months ago, though that was off a 25lb lower mark and he showed little on his reappearance at Uttoxeter. NIGHT IN MILAN was just beaten over fences off this mark at Aintree in May. He'll probably be back over the larger obstacles sooner rather than later but stamina here won't be a problem and this looks a decent opportunity to make a winning return. Howizee finished behind Bourne over 2m6f at Wetherby earlier this month but the enigmatic Abnaki is probably best watched until showing signs of a revival and was behind One In A Milan over fences at Ffos Las last season. Jeu De Roseau has plenty to prove over this trip.
Bourne 11-2 (11-11) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 38l behind Lie Forrit (11-10) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs.
Howizee 13-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 2 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 48l behind Lie Forrit (11-10) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs.
Night In Milan (IRE) 5-1fav (11-4) Led until 10th, tracked leader, not fluent 12th, stayed on flat, gaining towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Lexicon Lad (10-11) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Abnaki (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along and pecked 11th, soon struggling, blundered 13th, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Carrigdhoun (11-5) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs, 7 ran.
One In A Milan (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Behind, mistake 5 out, headway next, soon chasing leaders, blundered 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Big Occasion (9-7) at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) hvy in Mar.
Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, lost place after 8th, ridden after 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 12, 43l behind Flicka Williams (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) In rear, not fluent and reminder 7th, behind before 9th, no impression, 7th of 12, 18l behind Emily's Flyer (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.