Baizically could only manage third in similar company at Worcester last time and will need to step up on that to make the trip over from Ireland worthwhile. The same comment applies to Merrydown Vintage but DUKEOFCHESTERWOOD won at Southwell in May and hasn't been disgraced in a couple of subsequent outings. This looks easier than his latest third at Market Rasen and he gets the vote. Raifteiri posted a better effort at Perth last time but Cloudy Dawn looks a bigger threat after hinting at a return to form at Hexham on his latest start.
Seize 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened halfway, tailed off, 6th of 12, dis behind Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Waited with, chasing leaders under pressure approaching 4 out when mistake and unseated rider, in a race won by Mount Sion (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jun, 9 ran.
Gibbstown (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 3 out (normal 4 out), soon no extra, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Ballyhampshire Man (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf.
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 16, 20l behind Western Kate (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Baizically (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th or 9th, led after 14th, headed 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Dukeofchesterwood 14-1 (10-4) Prominent, led after 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Glen Countess (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Have You Had Yours (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Mid-division, in rear from 4th, soon struggling, 6th of 11, 37l behind Bobble Hat Bob (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Raifteiri (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 4th, outpaced before 3 out, kept on flat, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Duneen Point (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Pliny (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, jumped left 3rd, chased leaders 9th, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 12l behind My Mate Vinnie (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Cloudy Dawn 11-2fav (9-9) Led, ridden before last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Sierra Victor (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jun.
Highland Rain 16-1 (10-0) Led until 2nd, prominent, went 2nd briefly after 3 out, no extra when mistake last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Favoured Nation (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Solway Dornal 9-1 (9-10) Chased leading trio, pushed along before 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd and closed on 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Feisty Lass (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Oh Right (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, effort to chase leading pair before 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden after last, kept on same pace in clear 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Quinder Spring (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.
Chernik (IRE) 11-4fav (10-0) In touch, mistake and lost place 7th, mistake 10th, well held from next, 6th of 11, 28l behind Presenting Junior (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Nicky Tam (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division on inside, reminder after 13th, outpaced 4 out, weakened from next, 8th of 12, 46l behind Almond Court (9-12) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.