Supreme Duke has returned to form between the flags and raced in better company when last seen over fences, though that was over three years ago. SERGEANT PINK has been in fine form on the fast going this summer and has already won twice here and at Perth. This is slightly more difficult but he's in better shape than the likes of Sean Airgead and Cootehill and can continue his successful season. Father Shine fell over hurdles at Market Rasen and was beaten a long way when runner-up at Southwell previously.
Cootehill (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up, not fluent 7th, outpaced 11th, never on terms, 5th of 10, 17l behind The Disengager (11-6) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf in Jun.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Towards rear, moderate 10th 5 out, some headway next, kept on without threatening from before 2 out, 3rd of 18, 9l behind Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway 4 out, led before next, ridden out, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Scotch Warrior (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Father Shine (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Prominent, fell 2nd, in a race won by Compton Blue (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 9 ran.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, driven 3 out, never on terms, weakened before next, 11th of 13, 29l behind Green Bank (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Supreme Duke (IRE) 11-8 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led aft 2 out til hdd nr fin, 2nd of 7, hd behind Thinkaboutthat (12-0) at Dulverton 3m ptp gd in May.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3rd, mistake 6th, 4th when blundered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Cruchain (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 11 ran.