Another Hero went through the ranks in bumpers and over hurdles completing a four-timer before disappointing when favourite at Bangor and Chepstow though this looks much easier. However, he'll be at cramped odds and SALTO CHISCO had shown real potential in bumpers before landing one at Haydock then ran very well for a long way on his reappearance over timber at Aintree last month. He's handed the vote to beat the likely favourite in receipt of 10lb. Not Another Monday, runner-up between the flags in April, will have come on for his first start under Rules in a Market Rasen bumper.
Another Hero 6-4fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway to 4th at 4th, went 2nd 3 out, driven bypassing omitted 2 out, soon no impression, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Handazan (10-10) at Chepstow 2m Limited hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Dunkirk's First (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, never dangerous, 13th of 18, 45l behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Lordenshaws (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 27l behind Mister Jones (11-1) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Northern Warrior 50-1 (10-5) Held up behind, weakening when jumped badly right 6 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Life And Soul (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Not Another Monday (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Clever Cookie (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Salto Chisco (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, went 2nd 3 out until last, weakened flat, 6th of 9, 17l behind Garde La Victoire (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.