The Darling Boy was raised 4lb after finishing second at Sedgefield but has won off higher marks over fences and can't be ignored. Well Mett has been threatening to win a race but disappointed in a visor when favourite at Fakenham and the headgear is dispensed with here. Polo Springs has won a couple of point-to-points but was very modest when last seen under Rules and the potentially well-treated Layla's Boy may need this. LADYVIE won off this mark over fences at Newton Abbot in April and wasn't disgraced back over timber at Towcester. She may well prove good enough here on that form.
The Darling Boy 5-4fav (11-12) Led, jumped slow and headed briefly 5th, ridden and headed before last, no extra last 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Solway Dornal (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Well Mett (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Tracked leader, led briefly 10th, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 24l behind Pheidias (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Ladyvie (FR) 5-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Glan Lady (10-5) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Mckyla (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden 2 out, one pace last, 4th of 12, 11l behind Mythical Warrior (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Layla's Boy 33-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, lost place before 5th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Peedeeque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Prominent, led 8th, headed approaching 9th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Knighton Combe (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Raajih 13-2 (9-10) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 7th or 8th, lost place before 9th, behind 3 out, 10th of 12, 18l behind Jasperito (10-6) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Apr.
Flowerdew (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) In rear, lost touch and pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Sahrati (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs, 6 ran.
W Six Times 66-1 (10-4) Mistake 1st, chased leaders to 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Awaywiththegreys (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Polo Springs 2-1 (11-0) won at Holnicote 3m ptp gs in May beating Mister Trigger (12-0) by 10l, 6 ran.
Commanche Dream 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, mistake 2nd, soon lost place, headway before 6th, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 47l behind Roses Legend (10-1) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.