Unsurprisingly, ROLECARR found the company too hot at Newcastle last time but Ann Hamilton's charge hasn't raced in this grade since beating the useful Lively Baron at Hexham more than a year ago and can give the weight to Or de Grugy. The latter is on a hat-trick after wins here and at Musselburgh and has scored off higher marks than this in the past, though might need a quicker surface nowadays. All four of Super Ally's victories have come here but he is still 6lb higher than in the last of those, in March, and Oil Burner disappointed at Carlisle last time. Classic Cut is still on the comeback trail.
Rolecarr (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, hit 6th, lost 2nd before 4 out, one pace from next, 4th of 5, 17l behind Junior (11-12) at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy.
Classic Cut 12-1 (10-1) Led, slow and headed 8th, chased winner until soon after 2 out, (normal 4 out), mistake and weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Douglas Julian (10-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) sft.
And The Man 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7th, weakened before 11th, struggling when blundered next, tailed off in 4th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rival D'estruval (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (2) sft, 5 ran.
Hawaii Klass 10-3 (10-12) Prominent, mistake 2nd, reminder after 8th, led next, headed 3 out, weakened after last, 4th of 7, 37l behind Flinty Bay (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f beg chase (5) hvy in Jun.
Or de Grugy (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 11th, went 2nd before 4 out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov beating The Big Freeze (11-10) by 1l, 10 ran.
Super Ally (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway to go 2nd before 14th, led 15th, headed 4 out, weakened before last, 7th of 15, 14l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Oil Burner 3-1fav (11-7) Held up mid-division, went 5th 6 out, pecked 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 30l behind Tipsy Dara (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.