CLAUDE CARTER has had a couple of runs on the Flat since his fourth at Cartmel in May. He's no world-beater and is now a 10-year-old but Ally Stirling is a good jockey booking and he'd just about win this modest finale on his best form. King's Road hasn't raced over hurdles since April last year but is another who is fit from the level and he can't be ignored. Saint Brieuc needs to step up on what he's achieved so far, however, and Lost In Newyork is still 6lb higher than when scoring at Leicester in December and took a backward step at Uttoxeter last month.
Saint Brieuc (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 2nd of 8, 32l behind Gabrial The Great (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
King's Road 8-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, 4th of 11, 13l behind Bright Abbey (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr '13.
Gravitate 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent and went 3rd 3 out, weakened before next, lost 2 places flat, 6th of 11, 46l behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Claude Carter 11-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 4th, hampered on inside after 2 out, soon switched outside and headway, close 4th when blundered and lost momentum last, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 11, 5l behind Rolling Dough (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Golden Future 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 3rd after 4 out, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 7th of 11, 36l behind Pass Muster (10-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Western Movie 33-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, mistake 7th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Jazz Man (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Lost In Newyork (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, lost place next, 6th of 12, 15l behind Sureness (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Pindar (GER) 25-1 (10-10) In touch, mistake and lost place 1st (usual 3rd), soon behind, struggling halfway, no danger after, 12th of 14, 43l behind Dealing River (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Auto Mac 15-2 (10-7) Prominent, ridden to chase leader after 3 out, challenged and every chance next, no extra approaching last, weakened into 4th flat, 4th of 9, 11l behind Renegotiate (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Samizdat (FR) 50-1 (9-7) Jumped slowly when in rear 1st, closed after 3rd, lost place before 4th, well beaten 3 out, 9th of 13, 33l behind El Toreros (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Simplified 66-1 (10-7) Mid-diviison, lost place after 4th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Gold Chain (10-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf in May, 8 ran.
Vogarth 80-1 (9-9) Towards rear, struggling 5th, lost touch 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 32l behind Renegotiate (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.