Red Rock declined a meeting with the in-form Jolly Roger at Newton Abbot last week and Tony Carroll's charge went on to complete his four-timer by 15 lengths. This, however, looks a much tougher proposition under a further 7lb penalty. Dukes Art has become expensive to follow but Acapulco Bay has won twice over this C&D since the turn of the year while Numen and Xenophon can't be ruled out. McCoy partners Dubawi Dancer for Jim Best but it's another four-year-old, STATE SENATOR, who catches the eye. He settled much better when third to Captain Brown, who runs in the opener, at Huntingdon last time and has a decent chance at the weights here if he has turned the corner.
Rampant Ronnie (USA) 22-1 (10-11) Led 1st until 4th, left in lead next, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 11, 46l behind Zama Zama (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Hilfiger (GER) 4-1 (10-12) With leader, led 2nd, in command from 2 out, steadied when not fluent last, pushed out, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (3) gf in Jun '10 beating Den Maschine (11-4) by 5l, 10 ran.
Dukes Art 7-2fav (11-12) In rear, stayed on from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Solaras Exhibition (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 2-5fav (11-9) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Gizzit (11-7) by 15l, 4 ran.
Numen (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, led 2nd, headed 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Small Fly (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Xenophon 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, not fluent and ridden 3 out, every chance next, stayed on flat, not much room when switched right close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Prankster (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May.
Dubawi Dancer 3-1 (10-12) Held up, headway briefly 3out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 6, 28l behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Bin End 11-2 (11-0) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2 out, keeping on one pace when hit last, 5th of 12, 6l behind Carlitos Spirit (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Lodgician (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, some headway 6th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Simonside (10-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
State Senator (USA) 16-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, pushed along 3 out, went 3rd when hit last, no impression, one pace, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Captain Brown (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Red Rock (FR) 11-4fav (10-11) Chasing leaders when fell 5th, in a race won by Screaming Brave (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Acapulco Bay 6-1 (10-5) Behind, headway after 3 out, led after 2 out, drew clear from last, ridden out, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May beating Bahr Nothing (11-6) by 5l, 13 ran.
Boogie Dancer 6-1 (10-12) Kicked at start, held up in rear, went badly left 3rd, ridden and struggling next, tailed off and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Sir Roger (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May, 12 ran.