Quite a competitive contest with another chance offered to DANBY'S LEGEND, a faller here two out last time when looking nailed on to score. He can make amends in a slightly tougher contest for a yard performing extremely well with its select band of summer jumpers, including Enchanted Garden, who landed a nice pot at the big Market Rasen meeting last weekend. Tempuran looks on a demanding mark but did win very easily at Newton Abbot just over a week ago and is a danger if repeating such form now. Red Rosso is also respected on last month's course and distance win but will need to progress again off his revised mark, while both The Absent Mare and Xenophon have been running well enough in recent starts to get involved.
Tempuran 7-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, led when not fluent 2 out, clear last, readily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf beating Miss Fortywinks (11-9) by 8l, 10 ran.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 4th, chased leaders after 4 out, weakened before last, 9th of 12, 34l behind Paloma's Prince (10-4) at Worcester 2m cond mdn hdle (4) gf in Jun.
Danby's Legend 5-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 7th, led 8th, clear when fell 2 out, in a race won by Barrison (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd, 6 ran.
Red Rosso 15-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before next, led last, ridden out flat, held on, won at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Sportsreport (10-10) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Xenophon 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, blundered 10th, headway under pressure 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Midnight Diamond (11-3) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
The Absent Mare 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd 4 out, disputing 3rd when left 2nd 2 out, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Barrison (11-6) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 40-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, hit 7th, soon lost place, behind from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Red Rosso (9-11) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 11 ran.