Most of these are struggling to get their heads in front and nothing makes much appeal. KYLES FAITH is asked to concede weight all round but at least has a recent success to his name when scoring here last month and only went down narrowly on a return visit 15 days later when put back to timber. The only course and distance winner in the field, he's taken to fences quite well and may deliver a little more improvement over the larger obstacles. Mr Bachster needed the run at Southwell in April and hasn't been seen since but remains of interest on his two successes at the back end of 2013 at Leicester and Ludlow. Richard Johnson is an interesting booking for Sumner as the Xaar gelding returns from a 255-day break.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Raced wide, led, ridden after 4 out, strongly pressed last, kept on under pressure flat, headed and lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 9, hd behind While You Wait (11-12) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) sft in May.
Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led, blundered and headed last, no extra on home turn, 7th of 10, 34l behind Teenage Dream (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Tregaro (FR) 25-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Qoubilai (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Steel Summit (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 8 ran.
Manogue Supreme (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leader until jumped slowly 1st, chased leaders, went 2nd again before 6th, led 12th until well before 4 out, weakened quickly, lost touch and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Yukon Delta (9-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Sumner (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 4th, lost place 7th, well beaten from next, 5th of 8, 28l behind Walcot Lathyrus (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd at 10th, driven to challenge 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 32l behind Daliance (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Gorteenwood (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Led 2; held on game flat, won at Dulverton West 3m ptp gf in May beating Dancing Olga (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Stafford Charlie 25-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear and mistakes, one pace from 4 out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Tough Talkin Man (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Captain Knock (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 5th, left in poor 4th at the last, 4th of 9, 25l behind Respectueux (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Chicago Alley 80-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, every chance last, no extra before home turn, 8th of 10, 34l behind Teenage Dream (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Dr Anubis (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6th until after 8th, outpaced from next, weakened before 4 out, last of 4, well behind Rum And Butter (11-4) at Stratford 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in May.
Quel Bruere (FR) 20-1 (10-11) In rear, pushed along 6th, plugged on from 2 out, never any chance, 6th of 12, 45l behind Forever My Friend (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Autumm Spirit 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, closed 6th, not fluent 8th, weakened before 3 out, well tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Righteous Glory (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Grand Article (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, outpaced 5 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 10, 16l behind Nomadic Storm (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.