Samantha Drake rode the winner of this last year and is making a name for herself over jumps. She should get a tune out of Sedgefield third Moon Melody, who is back on a winning mark. Granwood looked to be on the way back when second at Hexham but FINBIN, an unlucky second here 12 months ago, looks as though he's been aimed at the race again and can go one better this year. I'll Be Frank is only a plater while Solway Dornal has been chasing and likely to find a few of these too quick for him back over the smaller obstacles.
Knight Valliant 16-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mubrook (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
I'll Be Frank 7-2 (10-5) Led, reminders after 4th, headed before 2 out, chased winner, always held, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Radmores Revenge (10-5) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Andy Vic (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Led and keen, raced wide, headed 2 out, kept on from last, 5th of 8, 8l behind Solis (10-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Carmela Maria 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, led 4th, blundered 5th, headed 8th, no impression from 3 out, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Call It On (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Yabora (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Noble Chic (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf, 10 ran.
Deportation 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 7th, soon well behind, 7th of 12, 29l behind Samingarry (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Granwood 5-1 (11-0) Led, headed before 3 out, in 3rd before 2 out, kept on to chase winner from last, no impression, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Candleford (11-2) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Phar Away Island (IRE) 80-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, last of 5, 49l behind Cowards Close (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Finbin (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always behind, tailed off 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Matmata de Tendron (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 14 ran.
Sun Lady (FR) 11-1 (10-5) Prominent, jumped right 2nd, led after next, mistake 5th, headed next, not fluent 3 out, weakened well before last, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Hidden Horizons (10-12) at Hexham 3m mares mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Spaceman 16-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 41l behind Bravo Riquet (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Solway Dornal 7-2fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway 9th, ridden next, 3rd and one pace 3 out, well held next, 3rd of 9, 29l behind Shooting Times (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Moon Melody (GER) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 4th before 3 out, went 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Pyjama Game (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Eliades Run (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, struggling 7th, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Bob Will (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Led, not fluent 12th, headed before 2 out where mistake, soon weakened, 8th of 14, well behind Borolee (10-8) at Kelso 2m 7f Selling Handicap Chase (0-95) (5yo+) (5) gd.
Minstalad 10-3 (11-0) (cp) (tt) hdwy 11; went 2nd 16; wknd flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Oaklands Bobby (11-0) at Cleveland 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Flag Flier 50-1 (9-7) Behind, pushed along 6th and reminders, tailed off 8th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Candleford (11-2) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 12 ran.