MALLER TREE looks the one to beat in this. Favoured at the weights, he was beaten only a length in similar company at Ffos Las earlier in the month and should come out best if running anywhere near his mark. Rosslyn Castle scored at Chepstow last month and has every chance on that form. But the selection is rated 15lb higher and Thinger Licht has even more to find. Drummers Drumming and Taxi Des Obeaux look up against it on these terms.
Maller Tree 6-1 (11-0) Chased leader, led after 4 out, clear before next, reduced lead and hit 2 out, strongly pressed last, ridden flat, no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Viking Blond (11-1) at Ffos Las 3m sell (5) hvy.
Rosslyn Castle 7-4fav (11-12) In touch in 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden before last, lost 2nd place towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Funky Munky (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Thinger Licht (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened flat, 5th of 18, 12l behind Dalmo (11-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 7-2 (10-10) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway before next, pushed along and lost place before 5th, reminders 7th, well behind after 9th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind My Mate Vinnie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep '12.
Taxi Des Obeaux (FR) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, no chance from 4th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Mohawk Ridge (11-6) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.