Tim Vaughan's runners are always respected at this level and having been tried in much better company in Ireland, Spice Hill has to make a degree of appeal in a visor. Saga de Tercey was allotted a BHA figure of 125 having scored in two Novice hurdles last year, and even allowing for some modest runs in the interim, Donald McCain's inmate appears extraordinarily well in off a mark of 95. But with his resolution to be taken on trust, we will take a chance about MILLENARYS LADY. Dai Rees' mare is a maiden though she'd shown glimpses of ability on a sounder surface in Ireland, and will receive plenty of assistance from Paul Maloney in the saddle. Brass Monkey would have to be a factor on his win in a non-seller at Stratford while Dune Shine isn't dismissed if running up to the pick of his form when for Oliver Sherwood.
Dune Shine 15-8fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Millie O'Brien (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May, 12 ran.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place before 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Big Sound (10-13) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jun.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 7-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 4th of 10, 12l behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Spinning Waters 22-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra next, 7th of 13, 34l behind My Lord (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Neverownup (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and struggling 4 out, never involved, 8th of 13, 24l behind Golden Games (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Respectueux (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Mighty Clarets (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 16, well behind Vinnie My Boy (11-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Millenarys Lady (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, behind from 5th, pulled up after 2 out, dismounted, in a race won by Changing The Guard (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul '12, 10 ran.
Full Ov Beans 7-1 (10-8) In rear, hit 4th and 5th, never any chance and well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 44l behind Mister Wiseman (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Golden Acorn (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, outpaced when not fluent next, weakening when hit last, 9th of 15, 20l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Benefit Game (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, struggling 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Brass Monkey (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Spice Hill (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Led 1 til hdd app 3 out; wknd nxt, 3rd of 10, 26l behind Bathwick Scanno (11-7) at Tiverton Staghounds 3m ptp fm in Jun.
Herminella 50-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 43l behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Tignello (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up behind, reminders 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 38l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-7) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Hugo Drax (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 17, well behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear, plugging on when left in modest 5th 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 16, 11l behind Western Kate (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.