To The Sky won off today's mark over fences at Worcester last time. He has a decent amateur on board and has to go on the short-list reverting to the smaller obstacles but Mount Vesuvius remains out of sorts and Worcester second and third, Owner Occupier and Iktiview, could find this on the sharp side though appear to have the beating of Vertige Dore on the form book. SEASIDE SHUFFLE is back on a winning mark and ran a bit better than the final result suggests at Cartmel last time. He could be a bit of value in what is a very ordinary contest.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden 2 out, never dangerous, went poor 4th after last, 4th of 9, 19l behind Osgood (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Golan Guy (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) (bl) led til hdd & wknd qckly 2 out, 2nd of 4, 15l behind Cuban Piece (12-0) at Old Berkshire 3m ptp gf in Apr.
To The Sky (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Jumped right, led, not fluent 3rd, stumbled last, rider lost iron and headed, led again flat, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf beating Think Its All Over (11-1) by 1l, 10 ran.
Vertige Dore (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, outpaced 5th, kept on from 2 out, no impression, 4th of 8, 25l behind Admiral Hawke (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell (5) gd.
Iktiview 7-2fav (10-9) Mid-division, tracked leaders 3 out (usual 4 out), driven and one pace approaching bypassed last, left 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Bold Tara (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened on long run to last, 11th of 15, 31l behind Early Applause (11-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, in touch next, ridden and weakening when blundered and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Black Sambuca 66-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, with leader, led narrowly 2nd to 7th, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Bold Tara (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Owner Occupier 5-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, weakened run-in, 5th of 10, 16l behind Jewellery (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
The Names Harry 66-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, well behind Sud Pacifique (11-4) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug '12.
Robber Stone 12-1 (9-11) Led, headed when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, one pace when blundered last, weakened flat, 8th of 15, 18l behind Toe To Toe (10-4) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Photogenique (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Led to 1st, dropped rear 6th, soon behind, 7th of 8, 33l behind Squeeze Me (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Rifleman (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden 13th, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by It Is What It Is (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd, 7 ran.