Master Milan was tailed off on his comeback and can only improve on that though he's 13lb higher than when winning at Ffos Las in March. LORD SINGER makes more appeal as he went close off today's mark in a better race at Newbury earlier this year and has strong claims with a similar effort in this lesser grade. Nozic is up 9lb for ending last season with a win at Plumpton while Morestead has a 7lb penalty to contend with having scored at Warwick last week. Owner Occupier is good enough to figure if in the mood but it's anybody's guess when that will be.
Master Milan (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, lost place after 5th, ridden 8th, behind 10th, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Lord Singer (FR) 10-1 (11-0) 98th of 12, well behind Overlord (11-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f chs sft in Apr.
Nozic (FR) 14-1 (11-5) In rear, closed on leaders 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, led on landing next, ridden and ran on flat, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar beating Barton Cliche (11-10) by 7l, 5 ran.
Marescsou (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, ridden 7th, never back on terms, 5th of 12, 12l behind Lucy's Legend (11-1) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Morestead (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, went 2nd before 5th, led 6th, ridden before 2 out, kept on, driven out, won at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Daneva (10-13) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cranky Corner 16-1 (10-8) Soon chased leaders, 6th before 3 out, soon no impression, 12th of 16, 27l behind Sorted (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.
Watergate (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led until 3rd, chased leader until 5th, chased leading trio, mistake 7th, weakened 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Oncle Kid (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Owner Occupier 6-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and joined before 3 out, headed 3 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Blue Hills (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jun.