BLACK OR RED is given the tentative vote to land this tricky handicap ahead of Ambrose Princess and Colourful Move. The selection is still winless after twelve outings but he ran a personal best when finishing second to Corking at Bath last time out. He looks to be well treated having dropped down the ratings in recent months and although he is now three pounds higher since his latest outing, if he can recapture his form he will not be far away come the business end of the race. Ambrose Princess had been a model of consistency on the level last season and has won twice over hurdles this summer from two runs. She looks well treated and with luck in running she ought to be in the shake up. Colourful Move broke his maiden tag earlier in the season at Kempton and showed signs of coming back to form when second at the same venue last time out and with luck in running he will not be far away once again. But for the winner we return to Black Or Red.
Amazing Valour (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 15, 19l behind Noend (9-6) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 0-90 gf in Jul '05.
Dantari (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rare Ruby (9-5) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Double Spectre (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, headway on outside 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 7, 8l behind Yonder (8-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Colourful Move 3-1fav (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10f out, led over 3f out, stayed on well until worn down final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Star Of Pompey (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Black Or Red (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Started slowly, held up in rear, good headway 6f out, stayed on to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and gaining towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Corking (9-13) at Bath 2m 1f am hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sabre Light (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Grasp 9-1 (8-10) Close up in 4th, went 3rd halfway, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Starstruck Peter (9-2) at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bolton Hall (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Dwelt and not much room start, held up in rear, headway to go 5th over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, went moderate 4th 1f out, 4th of 8, 16l behind Brave Bugsy (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Ja One (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch, disputing 2nd from 4f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Drop The Hammer (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
The Composer 33-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 14th of 16, 21l behind Mossmann Gorge (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.