Sovereign Spirit is the only previous course and distance winner in the field but he's been well beaten in sellers and there appear to be much more appealing options elsewhere. Any Jimmy Frost runner at lowly levels is worth a second glance and MASTER WELLS can deliver the goods. The veteran has faced an unequal struggle with the handicapper for the majority of his career, but he is in off a feasible mark, and today's rider is no stranger to riding winners between the flags. Amalric has shown little to write home about so Tom Weston's booking looks interesting. The Ginger Man has placed in a couple of point-to-points this term and Michael Scudamore's 12-year-old makes a return to racing under Rules. Mikey Ennis has ridden a Midlands National winner so Royal Peak is respected despite a series of largely uninspiring form figures.
Mic Aubin (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, challenged before 3 out, weakened run-in, 4th of 8, 8l behind Full Of Joy (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
The Ginger Man (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) (cp) in tch to 12; to, 6th of 9, well behind Watch The Birdie (10-0) at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Amalric (FR) 66-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 43l behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Whatsabillion (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 17, 39l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Watch House (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Prominent early, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place before 7th, well held from 9th, 4th of 7, 16l behind Cap Elorn (11-4) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Absolute Shambles 18-1 (10-9) Prominent, reminder after 5th, weakened after 8th, 10th of 14, 33l behind Little Eaglet (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 17, 23l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Master Wells (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, steady headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, led narrowly last, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Millie O'Brien (9-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Ilewin Kim 200-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, prominent, weakened after 6th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Royal Peak (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 31l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Sir John 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 9th, soon behind, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Arctic Flow (9-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Jan '11, 8 ran.
Piece Of Magic 20-1 (10-10) Tracke dleader, led 1st, jumped right 5 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Yippee Kiyay (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 14 ran.
Portmeade 50-1 (10-3) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 17, 40l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Reckless Romeo (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Tracked leader until 8th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Green Lightning (11-2) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Massachusetts 66-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 7th and no impression before 2 out, ran on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 8l behind Pobs Trophy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf.
Guns of Love (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Close up, pushed along before 8th, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 44l behind Accessallareas (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.