Ruler Of All finished tailed off on his chasing bow but should have learned from the experience. Andreo Bambaleo may also be capable of better but Nodforms Violet is probably best watched on his return to action having been pulled up when last seen at Musselburgh in December. Park Lane will be happier back over fences but this trip could prove a problem and Flinty Bay struggled to get home at Hexham last time, though it was heavy ground that day. I'VE BEEN FRAMED probably found the ground too quick when favourite at Fakenham last time. An earlier win at Uttoxeter and subsequent C&D second were decent efforts and he can recapture the winning thread in this.
Flinty Bay (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Held up in touch, challenged after last, led 2f out, headed 150 yards out, battled gamely to lead again close home, won at Hexham 2m 4f beg chase (5) hvy beating Sean Airgead (10-5) by hd, 7 ran.
I've Been Framed (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Prominent, ridden 4 out, weakened next, soon heavily eased, 7th of 10, well behind Plunkett (10-7) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in May.
Park Lane 33-1 (9-11) Not fluent 3rd, always towards rear, 12th of 17, well behind Native Gallery (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Andreo Bambaleo 7-2fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, jumped right 4th, not fluent 3 out, one pace next, beaten when mistake and nearly unseated rider last, 5th of 9, 7l behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Nodforms Violet (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) In rear, pecked 1st, hampered 5th, soom struggling, tailed off when pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Maggio (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chs (5) gs in Dec, 6 ran.
Ruler of All (IRE) 13-8 (10-12) Close up in 3rd, not fluent 2nd and next, challenged when blundered 4 out, jumped left from next, soon outpaced, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened before last, last of 3, 41l behind Indian Daudaie (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov chs (4) gs.