To Live finally got his head in front at Fakenham last month but is 7lb higher here and is unlikely to represent much in the way of value with McCoy back on board. D'Gigi isn't getting any better but Quelle Chance will strip fitter for his run at Cartmel and looks the type to make a chaser. ROSSMORE LAD should be ready to do himself justice now after a couple of runs and is still unexposed over fences. Well treated on his form over hurdles, he gets the nod getting weight from pointer Parkham Jack. Basford Ben showed a bit more at Worcester last week and is preferred to Justjoe of the others.
Parkam Jack 11-4 (12-7) (xnb, tt) lw; trckd ldrs; 4l 3rd 8; 7l 3rd 13; eff aft 15; drvn to 2nd on outer 3 out; lft clr nxt, won at South Tetcott 3m ptp gf in May beating Swansbrook (12-7) by 8l, 6 ran.
Rossmore Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, led 2nd until 3rd, jumped left 5th, beaten before 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 14, 31l behind Or d'Oudairies (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Basford Ben 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and outpaced after 5 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Basil Fawlty (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Walcot Lathyrus 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, badly hampered and rider lost iron briefly 1st, not fluent 3rd, lost place 3 out, weakened and mistakes 2 out and last, 5th of 11, 29l behind True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
To Live (FR) 4-1 (11-12) In touch in rear, left 2nd 10th, led 3 out, ridden next, headed narrowly last, rallied to lead again near finish, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Peak Seasons (10-1) by hd, 6 ran.
D'Gigi 7-2fav (11-8) Mid-division, lost place 7 out, ridden after 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, well behind Foot The Bill (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 15-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in rear from 7th, weakened before 10th, tailed off, 5th of 6, 44l behind The Black Baron (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Solway Sam 13-2 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 13th, 4th and one pace when mistake 4 out, no impression, 4th of 7, 17l behind Wild Geese (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 17-2 (10-4) Held up, headway 10th, lost place 13th, went 4th before 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Quel Ballistic (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Quelle Chance (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up, blundered badly 1st, jumped slowly 7th, headway before 3 out, hit last, one pace and no impression soon after, 6th of 7, 11l behind In The Haven (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) sft in May.
Justjoe (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) In rear, went 4th before 5 out, left 3rd 3 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Ontheslate (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) With leaders, weakened after 6 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May, 9 ran.