Tony Dinozzo was second at Fakenham at the start of the month but never really travelling when well beaten at Stratford on Tuesday. High Kite is still a maiden but has been knocking on the door over fences and hurdles and must have some sort of chance off bottom weight with his yard in terrific form. Presence Felt has scope but might need this and Comehomequietly returns from an even longer absence. Course and distance winner Sir Mattie remains out of sorts. WEST CORK FLASH has really come good, however, and can defy another 5lb rise in the weights to complete his hat-trick.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, no extra 3 out, 7th of 11, 19l behind My Lord (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Always behind, weakened 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Five Star Wilsham (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May, 6 ran.
West Cork Flash (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Led, headed 7 out, pushed along after 5 out, ridden in 2nd before 4 out, left close 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, kept on well, won at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating Zama Zama (10-7) by 11l, 4 ran.
Presence Felt (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) In touch in rear, close up 5th, ridden 4 out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Makethe Mostofnow (11-12) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 2nd, ridden before 13th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off 2 out, went remote 4th from last, 4th of 7, 41l behind Marley Roca (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
High Kite (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Prominent, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind The Musical Guy (11-11) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.