Not too many turn up in good form while the impressive form figures alongside Arkendale refer to exploits in the point-to-point arena. Jim Tango is one of the more consistent sorts on show but still remains 5lb higher than his last winning mark and therefore SPORTSREPORT is taken to inch Andrew Thornton one closer to the magical 1,000 winner mark. He remains a maiden under Rules but could well have put that right here last time when coming to grief three out and is deserving of another chance. Beauchamp Viking has each-way claims despite not having obliged since 2011, with similar sentiments applied to course and distance winner Apache Dawn.
Arkendale (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Disp ld 11-13; no ex 2 out, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Moroman (12-0) at Kimblewick 3m ptp gd in May.
Jim Tango (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leader from 2nd until 4 out, one pace and no impression after last, 4th of 10, 26l behind Teenage Dream (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Playing With Fire (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Jumped right, led until 4th, led 9th, headed after next, soon weakened, 7th of 12, well behind Forever My Friend (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Apache Dawn 22-1 (10-13) Led after 2nd, fell 6th, in a race won by Roseville Cottage (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May, 11 ran.
Sportsreport (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led before 3 out and going well, fell 3 out, in a race won by Nomadic Storm (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf, 10 ran.
Beauchamp Viking 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, mistake 5th, blundered 5 out, soon lost place, 9th of 10, well behind Popaflora (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders until hampered and brought down 6th, in a race won by Roseville Cottage (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May, 11 ran.
The Absent Mare 17-2 (10-6) Blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Kyles Faith (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 8 ran.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway 6th, chased leaders after next, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Popaflora (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Red Rosso 33-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, blundered 8th, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Bally Lagan (9-13) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 150-1 (9-9) Prominent, ridden and lost place 6t, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Sonofagun (11-6) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.