ACAPULCO BAY won over 1m4f on the Flat at Chepstow earlier this month and followed up here four days later over timber. He's flying at present and useful 5lb claimer Robert Williams keeps the partnership intact - another victory beckons off his current mark. Sky Calling is also at the right end of the handicap and may be on the way back. She finished well ahead of Dalmo at Worcester last time. Several of the others are returning from a break and Quinsman was pulled up here on his latest start so Royal Opera, who has been in decent form on the level, looks best of the rest.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 8th, mistake 9th, headway approaching 4 out, never on terms, mistake and weakened 3 out, last of 6, 39l behind Houston Dynimo (11-5) at Worcester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Sep.
Quinsman 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by One Lucky Lady (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd, 12 ran.
Royal Opera 8-11fav (11-8) Led to 1st, tracked leaders, mistake 2nd and next, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, 4th and no impression when switched left approaching last, 4th of 8, 9l behind Boston Blue (11-8) at Doncaster 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 15-2 (11-11) Always towards rear, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, 33l behind General Ting (11-5) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Nov.
King Zeal (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Led, headed after 4 out, soon lost 2nd and weakened rapidly, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Scoglio (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Khazium (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 9, well behind Tresor De Bontee (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Pulled hard, soon in touch, weakened after 7th, tailed off, 6th of 11, 45l behind Crystal Swing (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Dalmo 20-1 (10-9) Held up, not fluent and ridden 4th, well beaten from next, 9th of 10, well behind Rime Avec Gentil (10-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Acapulco Bay 85-40 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd next, led approaching 2 out, ridden clear before last, stayed on well, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Persian Herald (11-2) by 10l, 10 ran.
Sky Calling 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, led after 2nd, clear before next until 5th, headed 2 out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 10l behind Rime Avec Gentil (10-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Rigid 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, under pressure 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 11, 7l behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.