Neither Seventh Sign or Top Wood could cope with a rise in the weights last time having won their penultimate starts. But the latter is dropping back down in class and is not easily overlooked. Who Owns Me and Josies Orders have looked in the handicappers grip since scoring earlier in the year while Rydon Pynes found Billy Dutton too good at Exeter last time. The latter bids for a hat-trick under a penalty but will do well to confirm running on worse terms with third-placed SOLSTICE SON, who rattled up a quick treble last month and can return to winning ways here.
Seventh Sign 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 20, 11l behind Carole's Destrier (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.
Top Wood (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, soon behind, 19th of 23, 34l behind Fingal Bay (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gd in Mar.
Pateese (FR) 40-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 22, 18l behind Doctor Harper (11-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Who Owns Me (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) In rear, struggling 6th, lost touch 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Lie Forrit (11-12) at Kelso 3m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Josies Orders (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 3 out, weakened before last, 15th of 22, 34l behind Doctor Harper (11-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Rydon Pynes 11-2fav (11-10) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden next, stayed on to take 3rd at last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Billy Dutton 12-1 (11-1) In touch, challenged 3 out, ridden next, 2 lengths down in 2nd at last, rallied flat, led near finish, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Join The Clan (11-7) by nk, 17 ran.
Monetary Fund (USA) 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, hard ridden 10th, headway 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 17, 15l behind Heronry (11-2) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Ugly Bug 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, under pressure 5 out, never a factor, 15th of 17, well behind Heronry (11-2) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Solstice Son 13-8fav (11-4) Prominent on inside, led 9th, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Green Belt Elite (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Led until hit 1st, not that fluent after and lost place from 3rd, behind 7th, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th after last, no impression, 4th of 10, 40l behind Here's Herbie (10-13) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
American Life (FR) 17-2 (10-6) Held up, good headway chasing leaders before 2 out, chased winner and challenged last, held when lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Mr Utah (11-8) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.