With Adam Wedge in the plate, it will be interesting to see if there's any money for Prince Pippin following a lay-off. Blue Blooded produced a better effort at Fontwell last month while Ivor's King was only beaten a neck on soft ground at Newton Abbot 10 days ago and can race off the same mark. David Pipe's pair Ladyvie and CLEVER DICK have both been in action over fences lately but the latter is back on a winning mark over hurdles and could be ready to strike again now in what appears a weak finale. Plug In Baby may prove the pick of the remainder.
Another Miracle 8-1 (10-3) Led, ridden and headed when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 33l behind Ballyfoy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in May.
Applause For Amy (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Mid-division, struggling approaching 6th, went 4th before 2 out, stayed on flat, just failed to snatch 3rd, 4th of 10, 8l behind My Legal Lady (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Ladyvie (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Prominent, led 4th, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 10, 9l behind On The Bridge (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Clever Dick (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Coffee (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Blue Blooded 16-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, 4th and beaten last, weakened flat, 4th of 11, 22l behind Akbabend (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Ivor's King (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Led, hit 2nd, headed before last, ridden and rallied run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 15, nk behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, dropped to rear 7th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, no impression from next, 4th of 6, 33l behind Award Winner (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Sep '11.
Rita Speak 8-1 (11-2) In touch, hit 4th, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 7l behind Osmosia (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Plug In Baby 9-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, effort approaching 3 out, no impression before 2 out, went 4th when not fluent last, 4th of 13, 11l behind Going Nowhere Fast (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Sep.
Baltic Ben (USA) 40-1 (11-0) Led to after 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 9th of 14, well behind Wayward Glance (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Bumped 1st, prominent, not fluent 4th, soon led, not fluent and headed next, close 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Dream Risk (11-2) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 17 ran.
Admiral Blake 20-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along before 5th, struggling next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Who Owns Me (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 13 ran.