This may be a little more competitive than the first division, but only just. Saddlers Mot was second over course and distance off today's mark in June and beat I'll Be Frank when winning a seller at Wetherby in April. She has every chance while Stormion reappears on a winning mark and has won over track and trip in the past along with Almutaham. FLYING DOCTOR also knows where the winning post is here and finished well ahead of Almutaham when second at Cartmel in August. We'll give him a chance to make amends for a couple of modest efforts since.
Flying Doctor 6-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, slow 9th, lost place 4 out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Pyjama Game (11-10) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Stormion (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, soon struggling, 12th of 17, 28l behind Ahhdehken (9-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
I'll Be Frank 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 6th, lost place next, well behind 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul, 10 ran.
Saddlers Mot 10-1 (11-3) In touch, lost place after 3rd, no impression 3 out, 7th of 12, 25l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Saville Row (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) In rear, detached 2nd, soon struggling, pulled up 12th, in a race won by Boris The Blade (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Almutaham (USA) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, ridden after 6th, mistake 8th, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 50l behind Pete (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Vallani (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, reminders before 4th, never dangerous, pulled up before last, in a race won by Auberge (10-12) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 25-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4th, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, 40l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Morello Mist 4-1 (11-7) Hdwy 13; wknd app 3 out; pu aft nxt, in a race won by Sous Mix (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May '12, 9 ran.