Anton Dolin has his first start for the Mullineaux team after leaving Dr Newland but has yet to win over this trip so we'll let him run. TOP CHIEF was heavily backed to land a rapid-fire hat-trick at Limerick when a major disappointment last week but the yielding ground may well have scuppered him that day and it's significant that Gordon Elliott returns him to the fray so quickly. Rev Up Ruby is developing into a nice handicapper and ties in closely here with Solway Sam and both are respected but Monita Bonita may prove the main danger as she responded positively to first-time blinkers when winning cosily at Cartmel and it's no surprise to see headgear retained. She should go well in receipt of weight all round.
Rev Up Ruby 9-1 (11-7) In rear, headway before 4 out, led before 3 out, headed before last, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
The Ice Factor 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear but in touch, headway to track leaders 10th, soon ridden, fell 4 out, in a race won by Imjoeking (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd, 7 ran.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, ran in snatches, pushed along before 7th, soon lost place, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 9 ran.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, hampered 2 out, edged left flat, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Dealing River (11-3) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Los Nadis (GER) 5-2 (11-5) Led, headed before 5th, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 15l behind Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Top Chief 6-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th on outer before straight, 5th 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Stolberg (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109.
Solway Sam 7-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Cygnet (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Monita Bonita 15-8fav (10-9) Held up in touch in last pair, smooth headway approaching 5th, chasing leaders next, went 2nd before 3 out, led soon after 2 out, well clear when hit last, very easily, won at Cartmel 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf beating Epee Celeste (10-6) by 10l, 6 ran.