Owner Occupier's recent success came over fences where he seems more proficient but at least his wellbeing was confirmed and he's on a lowly mark here. At the opposite end of the handicap is Citrus Mark, pulled up on his first start for Graeme McPherson when looking right out of sorts. His yard is now in excellent fettle and he could be one to note on this first start back over timber for more than two years. Vertige Dore and Handsome Buddy are best watched and a real chance is taken with IKTIVIEW. The Sheppard inmate looks in the grip of the assessor having posted a series of mid-division finishes but at least the ability seems intact and his best recent effort came when upped to a staying trip at Sedgefield. Hopefully, he'll offer some each-way value at least.
Citrus Mark 7-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, ridden before 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Got Attitude (11-3) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in Jun, 8 ran.
Vertige Dore (FR) 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, well behind from 6th, 10th of 13, 36l behind El Toreros (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
On The Move 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden after normal 4 out, weakened bypassing normal 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Realta Mo Croi (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 6f (5) gs in May.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway and mistake 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 31l behind Typhon De Guye (11-9) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Iktiview 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, one pace in 5th when hampered 2 out, no extra after, 6th of 11, 12l behind Dealing River (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Rivermouth 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along before 6th, struggling in last pair 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Playing The Field (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 11 ran.
Bold Tara 22-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, behind from 10th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Best Boy Barney (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Italian Legace (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, blundered 5th, well beaten after 3 out, 14th of 16, dis behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Black Sambuca 25-1 (11-2) Held up, not fluent 4th, struggling 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Moscow In April (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May '13, 14 ran.
Copper Carroll (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Sir Benfro 8-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 8th, no extra 3 out, 5th of 10, 20l behind Silent Knight (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Owner Occupier 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders 8th, driven 10th, led 3 out, 2 lengths clear last, ridden and hard pressed flat, just held on, won at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Isthereadifference (11-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Cian Boy (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 12; wknd 2 out, 4th of 15, 26l behind Conkies Lad (12-0) at Blankney 3m ptp gf in Feb.
No More Prisoners (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) In rear, reminders 5th, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 35l behind Owner Occupier (10-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.