Arkose made a winning reappearance at Hereford at the start of the month but has been raised 10lb for that success and must now compete off level terms with IRON CHANCELLOR. Alan King's gelding, one of only two with winning form over this trip, made a satisfactory return to action when third at Warwick and can land this before going back over fences. Tarvini is a trifle quirky but well enough handicapped to play a part if in the mood and makes more appeal than the returning Simply Ben and Mr Muddle. Greenlaw may struggle to last home, even around here, but Moorland Sunset should stay and was only beaten five lengths at Exeter last time despite only beating one home.
Iron Chancellor (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in touch on inner, tracked leaders before 5 out, chased winner before 2 out until before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Duke Of Monmouth (10-5) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Arkose (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Made all, ridden after 2 out, clear before last, pricking ears flat, stayed on, won at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs beating Counting House (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Moorland Sunset 20-1 (9-9) Chased clear leader, closed to lead narrowly before 3 out, soon ridden, headed 2 out, chased leader until driven between last 2, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 5l behind Stars Du Granits (10-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Simply Ben (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, challenged and not fluent last, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Mauricetheathlete (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Greenlaw 22-1 (11-10) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders and hit next, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 15l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Mr Muddle 11-2 (11-9) Led until reminders after 7th, led again before next, headed approaching 2 out, no impression on winner last, one pace, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Marie Deja La (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Pie At Midnight 22-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 5th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, behind when jumped badly left and slow 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Airmen's Friend (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Tarvini (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Towards rear, not fluent and ridden 3rd, not fluent 6th, blundered next, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Farmer Matt (10-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Old Way (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up in last pair, moderate headway from after 2 out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Pocket Too (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.