Lombok's run at Towcester will have blown away a few cobwebs but he doesn't win as often as he should. Wilde Ruby was only beaten a short-head at Exeter last month and should again take care of third Le Grand Chene, while Aughcarra and What's For Tea have the past form to figure. CAUNAY, successful over C&D in the autumn, should be cherry-ripe now after runs at Newton Abbot and Wincanton and is probably the one to beat on his third to Water Garden at the latter track in December.
Sharmon 20-1 (12-0) Led til missed marker app 4; cont; hdd & wknd rap aft 3 out; pu nxt, in a race won by Dancing Dawn (11-7) at Northaw 3m ptp sft in May, 7 ran.
Caunay 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling in rear when hit 3 out, plugged on again from last, 6th of 11, 18l behind Pierre Dubh (10-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up in last trio, ridden after 5th, headway after next, went 2nd 3 out, upsides last, strong challenge flat, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind South Stack (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
The Wee Midget 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, mistake 1st, tailed off from 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Like Ice (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May, 11 ran.
Appointment 12-1 (11-6) Mid-division, jumped right 3rd, struggling 7th, behind next, 9th of 13, 26l behind Occasionally Yours (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Jun '10.
Lombok 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, hampered 3rd, closed when not fluent 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Jawhary (11-3) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Saxon House (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, hit 3rd, headway after 4th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind High Storm (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Arbayoun (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Behind, struggling 4 out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 46l behind Manshoor (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jan '11.
Aughcarra (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden 3 out, weakened last, 7th of 12, 14l behind Carlitos Spirit (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 5-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pecked 2nd, led narrowly well before 3 out until 3 out, 3rd one pace and no chance with leading duo soon after, 3rd of 9, 14l behind South Stack (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
What's For Tea 13-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden 6th, outpaced 3 out, kept on flat, 5th of 9, 11l behind Lindsay's Dream (10-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led 2nd, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 34l behind Lindsay's Dream (10-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May.