Waldsee has been beaten out of sight in his last two runs under Rules, while Tom Wade has already had plenty of chances in this grade and isn't getting any better. MUSH MIR has won four times on the all-weather up to 2m so will have no problem with today's trip and, now representing a powerful NH yard, can make light of his relative inexperience, though it would be no surprise to Special Vintage do better over hurdles after a couple of bumper runs. The others make no appeal whatsoever.
Emmas Lad 40-1 (10-8) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, 24l behind Tahrir Square (11-1) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (5) gd in Jun.
Koralsdarling (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, mistake 1st, outpaced 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 11, 28l behind Royale's Charter (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Special Vintage 7-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Wheres The Hare (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Apr.
Waldsee (GER) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, ridden on 3rd and well held 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 8, well behind Elsafeer (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Mush Mir (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, clear over 5f out, headed 3f out, soon slightly outpaced, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 14l behind Dandino (8-8) at Ripon 1m 4f stks (3) gf in Apr (flat).
Tom Wade (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Prominent, led 6th, ridden 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Grandads Horse (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Knight Blaze 100-1 (9-13) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, modest 5th before 7th, soon weakened, pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Manger Hanagment (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 13 ran.