Winning form on this unique course is always a plus and ATTYCRAN (NAP) beat Cara Court in a better race here five weeks ago when Merry Minster was almost 12 lengths away in fourth. The runner-up prefers softer ground and it's difficult to make a case for the latter reversing the form so Maurice Barnes' charge can defy a 5lb higher mark. Isthereadifference finally got his head in front at Stratford last month but Discoverie weakened quickly here on his latest start in a race in which Forestside ran out when in touch. Champagne Agent may need more time.
Attycran (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, no impression in 5th when blundered next, soon ridden, rallied over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Cara Court (10-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up behind in touch, headway 10th, driven and outpaced in 4th after 2 out, rallied before last, ridden to lead flat, kept on, won at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul beating Unwanted Gift (11-8) by 4l, 5 ran.
Cara Court (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led before 8th, headed soon after, dropped towards rear and ridden before 4 out, rallied after last, led again over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Attycran (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway to lead narrowly before 4 out, ridden and headed after last, no extra final 110 yards, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Mia's Anthem (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Merry Minster 10-1 (9-11) In touch when fell 8th, in a race won by Gleann Na Ndochais (11-6) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 6 ran.
Discoverie 11-2 (10-1) Tracked leading pair, outpaced 4 out, no chance when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 8, 25l behind Toledo Gold (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Forestside (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division, no impression in 5th when ran out 7th, in a race won by Toledo Gold (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 8 ran.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven 10th, soon behind, tailed off 2 out, 7th of 10, 31l behind Moulin De La Croix (11-5) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.