Prickles was well backed on her reappearance at Uttoxeter but looked as though she just needed the run. She should be thereabouts in this while Sun Quest isn't without a chance on his best form and Cruise In Style had San Marino, Palio Square, Dukes Art and Quadriller behind when causing an upset at Wincanton 12 days ago, though has more to do now off a 9lb higher mark. Bill The Yank has made the long trek over from Denis Quinn's County Clare yard and must be feared but DRUMLANG completed a double at Uttoxeter and Market Rasen around this time last year and can repeat the trick after scoring on his reappearance at Huntingdon two weeks ago.
Garth Mountain 14-1 (10-12) In touch in 4th and keen, left 3rd from 4 out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 31l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Argaum (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd or 3rd ridden and weakening when mistake 3 out, 7th of 8, 32l behind Junior Jack (10-4) at Ludlow 2m cond sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Quadriller (FR) 16-1 (11-10) In rear, headway before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 9th of 20, 13l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Drumlang (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, challenged last, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Miss Exhibitionist (11-1) by nk, 13 ran.
Dukes Art 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway after 2 out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 20, 11l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
San Marino (FR) 14-1 (10-4) Refused to race and took no part, in a race won by Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Bill The Yank (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, headway 7th, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened next, 10th of 12, 28l behind Thoresby (11-2) at Towcester 2m 5f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) gf.
Stentorian (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) In touch, closed after 5th, not fluent 3 out, not fluent when challenging 2 out, soon led, bumped before last where headed, edged right flat, no extra towards finish, 4th of 16, 6l behind The Lemonpie (10-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Setter's Princess 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, dropped rear before 4 out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind The Lemonpie (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Sun Quest 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders to 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 15, 25l behind Jawhary (11-2) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Palio Square (USA) 11-2fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 20, 8l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating San Marino (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.
Prickles 7-4fav (10-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, hit 1st, mistake 6th, outpaced in 4th 3 out, left 3rd when hampered last, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Key To Milan 33-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 37l behind Sir Roger (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.