Peak Seasons had been in decent heart this term until well beaten here on Saturday and now takes a significant drop in trip. He's respected along with Soul Magic, who, on the face of things, looks in the grip of the handicapper, but has gained all five career successes at this venue. His relish for this idiosyncratic track should not be underestimated. In The Haven scored here last time under a superb Samantha Drake ride and is likely to prove a useful handicap chaser acquisition for Joanne Foster. He may well be good enough but ALBA KING enjoys a good career record and gained a first success over fences at Southwell recently when smoothly accounting for Mad Professor. He looks on the upgrade over fences and is taken to score on his first visit to the Lake District.
Saddlers Deal (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Chased clear leading pair, closed 7th, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, last of 8, 27l behind Sergeant Pink (10-7) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
In The Haven (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led until after 1st, tracked leader, led again after 5th, hung right final 100 yards, held on, won at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) sft in May beating Ubaltique (11-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Soul Magic (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out until after last, weakened off home bend, 4th of 6, 23l behind Sergeant Pink (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in May.
Alba King (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Led until 2nd, chased leader, led again 4th, jumped right from 8th, went right and stumbled 4 out, clear before 3 out, driven last, heavily eased in closing stages, won at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Mad Professor (9-9) by 3l, 8 ran.
Jim Tango (FR) 8-1 (10-2) Chased clear leading pair in 4th, closed 7th, went 3rd next, blundered 3 out, soon driven, lost 3rd next, weakened last, 7th of 8, 17l behind Sergeant Pink (10-7) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear, hampered 6th, modest 7th 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 42l behind Cruchain (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Sendiym (FR) 3-1 (10-7) Tracked winner until 2 out, weakened before last, lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 9, 24l behind Castlelawn (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.