This may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest as most of these struggle to get their head in front. CITRUS MARK had Try Catch Me six lengths away in third when winning at Fontwell just under a year ago. He was the only one to make a race of it with Surf And Turf over 2m4f at Worcester last time and this drop in trip can see him back in the winner's enclosure. Tom O'Tara was second at Newton Abbot last month and has place claims again, though finished behind subsequent Stratford second Full Ov Beans at Worcester earlier. Le Grand Chene had Mister Wiseman behind when winning at Uttoxeter in May but has hardly raised a gallop since so is best watched today while Uncle Pelder may be too high in the weights on his handicap debut.
Hilltime (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 10th, ridden and headed last, one pace, flat, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Tommy Spar (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Aug '07.
Rocky Rebel 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost touch 8th, ridden and headway 4 out, went 3rd 3 out until last, 4th of 7, 14l behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Uncle Pelder (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, hampered 4 out, no impression in 3rd after next, mistake last, 3rd of 7, 35l behind Kian's Delight (11-0) at Fakenham 2m beg chase (4) gd in Jun.
Citrus Mark 9-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 6th, riden before 2 out, soon weakened, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Officially Modern (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, jumped right 2nd, lost place when hit 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Roger Beantown (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Kayfton Pete 9-1 (11-12) Jumped right, chased leader, led 9th and jumped progressively right after, clear before 3 out, ridden and headed before last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Orang Outan (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 11-4fav (10-3) Led, pressed 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Synthe Davis (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Tregaro (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Held up, headway 11th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, 37l behind Strongbows Legend (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, blundered and weakened 2 out, 9th of 10, 28l behind Next Oasis (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Full Ov Beans 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on, never near winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Alwaystheoptimist (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
The Grey One (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Jumped right, tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 2nd or 5th, weakened quickly before 7th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Turf Trivia (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 8 ran.
Mister Wiseman 20-1 (10-5) Led until 3rd, pressed leader, ridden before 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 7th of 11, 45l behind Wester Ross (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Tom O'Tara 11-2 (10-2) Mid-division, headway when hampered 7th, hampered 9th, every chance 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Mount Welcome (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Wishes Or Watches (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Close up in last place when blundered 4th, mistake next, behind from 8th, tailed off, finished in own time, last of 3, well behind Ballyman (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 22-1 (10-2) Held up, headway to chase leaders 4th, left 2nd at 7th until 9th, soon dropped away, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Darnborough (10-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.