Like so many of Michael Chapman's string, Galley Slave keeps on coming back for more but the nine-year-old finally gained due reward when striding away from his field to score here last time by nine lengths over a furlong shy of 3m on the 130th start of a career under both codes for a first success since the summer of 2011. The response from the handicapper to raise him 12lb reads as a ludicrous over-reaction and is likely to prevent this follow-up mission over half a mile shorter. Rocky Elsom's second to a Dr Newland 'good thing' in Jazz Man at Uttoxeter is the best piece of recent individual form on offer and he should give a good account off 12-3, although his yard rather confuse matters by fielding three here. In the circumstances we'll take a punt on OSORIOS TRIAL, who showed up well last time until fading late on in a much better race won by Uriah Heep at this track. He's down to a feasible mark of 95, off which he should be competitive in such company.
Rocky Elsom (USA) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway after 7th, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Jazz Man (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Nomadic Dreamer 20-1 (10-12) In touch in last trio, weakened 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Connectivity (11-4) at Southwell 3m clm hdl (5) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Osorios Trial 18-1 (10-2) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, effort 3 out, no impression on leaders after 2 out, 4th and one pace before last, 4th of 10, 13l behind Uriah Heep (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Bubbles Classic (12-0) at East Anglian Area Hunts Club 3m ptp gf in Mar, 5 ran.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, dis behind Mister Wiseman (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Galley Slave (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led before last, ran on well, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf beating Provincial Pride (12-0) by 9l, 16 ran.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Always behind, 8th of 14, 34l behind Dealing River (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Hawk Gold (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 25l behind Cappielow Park (11-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Howlett (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pennant Dancer (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jun, 15 ran.
Maxdelas (FR) 15-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, never in contention, 7th of 12, 17l behind Sureness (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 100-1 (10-9) Behind, headway 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 28l behind Paloma's Prince (10-4) at Worcester 2m cond mdn hdle (4) gf in Jun.
Massachusetts 100-1 (10-9) Held up, effort 5th, soon outpaced, well beaten 2 out, 6th of 8, 34l behind Screaming Brave (11-4) at Stratford 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Aug.