Hold The Bucks has won twice over 2m here this year but came up short off his new mark at Newton Abbot last time and may be in the handicapper's grip now. Fellow course winner Invicta Lake holds Rior on Wincanton running but also still looks too high in the weights while Auld Sthock is proving hard to place and is one-paced. HOLLOW PENNY was third in a better race at Exeter last time and has been lightly campaigned this season. He'll enjoy good ground and can get back to winning ways.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 20l behind Generous Ransom (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Hollow Penny 10-1 (11-4) 3rd of 19, 10l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Auld Sthock (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Raced wide on back straight both circuits, chased leaders, headway to lead 4th, ridden along and headed before 2 out, soon driven and lost 2nd, one pace and no chance with leading duo, weakened into 4th run-in, tailed off, 4th of 8, 30l behind Henryville (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Yes I Will 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, plugging on in modest 5th but no chance when mistake last, 5th of 22, 34l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Torero 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, reminder after 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, weakened between last 2, 7th of 15, 18l behind Taradrewe (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Rior (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 30l behind Generous Ransom (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 3-1fav (11-3) Took keen hold early, held up in touch, pushed along before 5th, 4th 3 out, ridden into moderate 3rd and hit next, driven and stayed on to 2nd close home, never any chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Mister Fantastic (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
The Master Remover (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) In rear, reminders and not fluent 4th, outpaced 7th, no chance after, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Akdam (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 5 ran.