HEIST (NAP) wasn't beaten far on his racecourse debut at Perth and is open to plenty of improvement. He can improve past Prince Khurram, who won twice on the Flat in France and shaped with promise in both starts over timber earlier this year. Gran Maestro doesn't look anything special but World Record could be worth a second look as he's won twice over 1m on the level and was second at Beverley earlier this month.
Gran Maestro (USA) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 4th, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 5th of 11, 15l behind Panache (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Hold The Fort (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Behind, mistakes 1st and next, tailed off when blundered 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by So Fine (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov '11, 17 ran.
Welsh Walls 150-1 (10-7) Held up, lost touch final 6f, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep '12.
Heist (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace 2 out, no impression after, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 6, 5l behind Vengeur De Guye (10-7) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Prince Khurram 7-4 (10-7) Prominent, ridden to chase winner from 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (12-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
World Record (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) In touch on outside, ridden to challenge towards stands side inside final 2f, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Warfare (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft (flat).