Leac An Scail stays well but a 10lb rise for his win in uncompetitive race in the mud at Hexham looks harsh. Captain Scarlett only won a seller at the same track last month but stablemate KILMORE WEST won a handicap on heavy ground at Ffos Las a couple of months ago and could still be well handicapped. That was only his seventh start over timber and he's started favourite in four of those so probably has more to offer. Marju King has improved in leaps and bounds since upped in trip but has also shot up the weights, while Copsehill Girl, Always Bold and Carmela Maria are all likely to need this. Kahsabelle and Executive's Hall have ability but have also become disappointing and are best watched here along with veteran Ricardo's Chance.
Leac An Scail (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Led, headed 2nd, tracked leader, led again before 6th, clear before 3 out, easily, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jun beating Well Green (11-8) by 26l, 4 ran.
Marju King (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up in mid-division, headway 8th, challenged 2 out, soon led, driven and headed narrowly flat, stayed on, 2nd of 12, hd behind Saticon (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Captain Scarlett (IRE) 11-4 (10-6) Mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, led run-in, kept on, won at Hexham 3m sell (5) hvy in Jun beating Knockans Breeze (10-2) by 7l, 7 ran.
Sparkling Tara 4-1 (10-6) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 10, 32l behind Knight In Purple (11-2) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Copsehill Girl (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Mid-divsion, pushed along approaching 6th, headway before next, challenged before 3 out, led next, stayed on gamely, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar beating Westlin' Winds (11-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ricardo's Chance 14-1 (10-10) Held up, headway approaching 7th, led before 9th, headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 13, 13l behind Mexican Bob (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Orion Express 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear on outside, well beaten after 8th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Wilde Ruby (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jun, 9 ran.
Always Bold (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair until settled last approaching 3rd, headway approaching last, kept on flat, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Fiveways (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Sir Ronan 16-1 (11-0) Held up, headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 13, 30l behind Mexican Bob (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Carmela Maria 11-1 (11-1) Always in rear, struggling 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Go Amwell (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Kahsabelle (FR) 5-1fav (11-12) Disputing 2nd chasing clear leader until after 7th, outpaced next, plugged on again approaching last, 5th of 11, 14l behind Pierre Dubh (10-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Kilmore West (IRE) 5-2fav (11-6) Held up, headway when not fluent 6th, driven after 3 out, challenged after next, stayed on to lead post, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in May beating Rifleman (11-3) by shd, 6 ran.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 10th, weakened 4 out, blundered next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Riskier (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 11 ran.