Life Of A Luso beat Health Is Wealth in this 12 months ago but is 9lb higher now and has been out of form for a while. The runner-up should reverse the form on 7lb better terms. Marley Roca has climbed the weights but goes well here while Lord Ryeford will have needed his run over a longer trip here in May and is still capable of a bold showing. Peachey Moment won at Sedgefield after a lay-off and Ray Diamond won a novices' handicap at Fontwell 12 days ago, though is taking on battle-hardened opposition here. City Ground has claims on his C&D defeat of Mon Chevalier last month but SPOCK looked one to follow when winning a shade cosily on his reappearance at Worcester and has the scope to defy the inevitable weight rise.
Peachey Moment (USA) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway before 10th, challenged on bit between last 2, led before last, stayed strongly, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Carrietau (11-7) by 5l, 8 ran.
Spock (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-divison, headway 7th, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden and edged right flat, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May beating Wake Board (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Marley Roca (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, behind 10th, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Pilgrims Lane (11-8) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Jun.
Lord Ryeford (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In touch, pushed along after 8th, soon lost place, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Life Of A Luso (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Always behind, never involved, tailed off, 8th of 16, 32l behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Rockiteer (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Close up, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 10, 27l behind Shoreacres (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jun.
Mon Chevalier (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching last, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Ormus (10-1) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jun.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, hampered 6th, hit 8th, weakened well before 4 out, 6th of 9, 36l behind Nataani (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Dantari (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Led until approaching 2nd, stayed handy, ridden and lost place after 6th, 9th of 11, 34l behind Small Fly (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Ray Diamond 14-1 (11-6) Always prominent, led 6th, clear last, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating The Boss (11-3) by 7l, 11 ran.
Dunshane (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place 7th, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Overlut (11-3) at Stratford 2m 1f hts chs (6) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
City Ground (USA) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, steady headway 10th, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd before last, driven to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Stratford 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating Mon Chevalier (11-6) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.