led until 2nd, tracked leader, not fluent last, soon weakened
chased leaders, lost place before 2 out, soon well beaten, tailed off
chased leaders, lost place 3rd, headway on inside 3 out, led on last bend, soon clear, stayed on
chased leaders, led after last, headed on last bend, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish
led 2nd, ridden and headed after last, weakened off last bend
held up in mid-division, headway before 9th, outpaced next, weakened 2 out
in rear, not fluent 7th, headway on outside before 9th, outpaced last, plugged on from last bend and went 3rd towards finish
towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway after last, went 2nd off last bend, kept on, no impression on winner
chased leaders, ridden and plugged on one pace from 2 out, no impression
Brother Scott bids for back-to-back victories in this and a third course and distance victory but has finished tailed off in his last three starts. Shine Away and Martha's Benefit have also won over track and trip and the latter was successful off this mark over hurdles at Uttoxeter only nine days ago. Rose Dobbin’s has her string in good form and Minella Suite may benefit from a drop in distance. Isle Road has won his last two but carries a penalty for his victory at Stratford 10 days ago and Boy's On Tour has gone up 4lb for winning at Perth. Eager To Know was second last time at Hexham but has no form on going this quick. FIT FOR FIFTY is only a tentative selection but should have more to offer after just two runs over fences and is worth another try over a longer trip given he was once placed over 3m between the flags. Shine Away could also figure if back on-song.
Boy's On Tour (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Made all, pressed from last, soon ridden, kept on gamely and found extra towards finish, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Las Tunas (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Minella Suite (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 14, 29 1/4l behind Letemgo (11-9) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Jan.
Martha's Benefit (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th, led 3 out, driven out flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Western Sunrise (12-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Isle Road (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 11th, led after 3 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Admiral Kid (11-3) by 6l, 11 ran.
Brother Scott 22-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, lost place 5th, well behind from 4 out, 12th of 13, dist behind Reverse The Charge (10-6) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Shine Away (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened before 14th, pulled up before next, at Hexham 3m hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Eager To Know (IRE) 15-2 (10-7) Held up behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders before next, led narrowly last, ridden and headed flat, kept on, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ever So Much (11-4) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Fit For Fifty 3-1fav (10-3) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, no extra from last, 5th of 8, 7l behind Alizee De Janeiro (11-12) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in May.
Odds On Dan (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Behind, effort 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Great Colaci (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in May.
Warksburn Boy 80-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 13, 5 1/2l behind Reverse The Charge (10-6) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.