Spate River may have just needed the run when third to Jawhary at Towcester in May and is sure to be popular with punters here. Kapdor chased home the in-form Billy Blade, who runs in the previous race, at Newton Abbot last month but Stop The Show is 8lb higher than when successful at Towcester in May and is a little one-paced. SAFE INVESTMENT has been placed in three of his last four starts over fences and can race off a 5lb lower mark over hurdles. He was a very easy winner of this race 12 months ago and is probably the one to beat again.
Spate River 5-2fav (11-6) Mid-division, jumped left and not fluent 3rd, headway after 5th, chased winner 2 out until last, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Jawhary (11-3) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Is It Me (USA) 9-1 (10-7) Chased leaders reminder after 5th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 14, 32l behind Monkey Milan (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Safe Investment (USA) 3-1 (11-12) Towards rear, plugged on to take remote 4th before 2 out, kept on before last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Red Law (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Stop The Show (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 9th, not fluent 12th, soon outpaced, stayed on from 4 out, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Midnight Gold (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
The Wee Midget 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 9l behind Sunny Spells (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Kapdor (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pecked 2nd, went 2nd 5th, led after 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Billy Blade (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Dontcallerthat (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no extra from 6 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Heavenly Brook (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Led, headed 3rd, weakened before 5th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Desolait (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun, 13 ran.
Desert Nova (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Behind, outpaced 3 out, headway under pressure when not fluent next, stayed on to go 3rd after last, no impression, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Tickatack (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Float My Boat 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, struggling 5th, never back on terms, 6th of 11, 34l behind Douglas (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Lady Anne Nevill 20-1 (10-0) Prominent, lost place and ridden after 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 10, 26l behind The Fonz (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Accordingtotheboss (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) 4th of 13, 15l behind Hurlstone Tower (12-0) at Dalston 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Sam D'oc (FR) 12-1 (10-6) In touch, lost place and ridden along from 2nd, always toiling after, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Hathamore (10-2) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Allforclover (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Always behind, 9th of 10, well behind Johnny's Way (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Ocean Bluff (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leader until before 7th, weakened from 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon went reomote 3rd, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Around A Pound (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Hathamore 9-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 5th before last, no impression, 3rd of 11, 49l behind Lutin Du Moulin (10-9) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.