Unless the market suggests otherwise this should be relatively plain sailing for SCOTER FONTAINE, who hasn't been disgraced in better company since winning a handicap at Ffos Las in March. Bob Tucker has won a bumper and Keel Haul was successful in a point-to-point in May so have each-way claims but Hope Royal and River Rat are probably best watched on this occasion and Mist The Boat might need this.
Scoter Fontaine (FR) 7-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Captain Kelly (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leader, lost 2nd over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied to 3rd close home, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Avidity (10-3) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Keel Haul (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to challenge on inside over 3f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 4th when bumped over 1f out, 4th of 11, 21l behind Man Of Steel (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Lightning Bill Silver Patriarch gelding out of Lightning Fork.
Mist The Boat 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, pushed along after 5th, ridden and struggling 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by African Gold (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Desert Sting 100-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well behind 9th, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Indigo Rock (10-12) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Hope Royal 40-1 (10-9) Prominent on outside, led 10f out, headed 8f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 32l behind Ulzana's Raid (10-12) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in May.
River Rat 5-1 (11-7) Led to 2; drpd rr 6; rallied 14; chsd wnr app 2 out; no imp, 2nd of 5, 12l behind One Call (12-0) at Woodland Pytchley 3m ptp gs in Jun.
Terntheothercheek 50-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, outpaced before 3 out, 4th of 8, 28l behind Massannie (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.