This is likely to develop into a real war of attrition and that will suit ALWAYS BOLD. Martin Keighley's was a dual C&D winner on soft ground around this time last year and was only beaten half-a-length by Akbabend over 2m7f here last month. Kahsabelle continued her revival with a head second at Newton Abbot but is 5lb higher now while Heezagrey is starting to creep up the weights again as well and would prefer better going. Amazing Valour is a hard ride and may also be back in the handicapper's grip but it will be interesting to see if there is any money for Champion Versions as he's surely better than he's shown so far.
Kahsabelle (FR) 7-2 (11-1) Prominent, jumped right, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Romance Dance (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Sep.
Always Bold (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden 8th, headway 3 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, just held by winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Akbabend (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Peyekashe (FR) 10-3fav (11-3) In touch, jumped slowly 3rd and reminders, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Nudge And Nurdle (11-10) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 9th, soon well behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind My Mate Vinnie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Champion Versions (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leader until 4th, ridden and lost place after next, lost touch next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Whistling Senator (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Special Boru (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along before and hit 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, very tired and well held in 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Vegas Cash (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep, 5 ran.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) In rear, outpaced and no chance from 11th, went poor 4th 13th, left 3rd 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Prince Tom (11-8) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov chs (3) gd in Aug.
Heezagrey (IRE) 11-8fav (9-12) Mid-division, jumped slow 3rd, soon towards rear, headway 3 out, went 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Moon Melody (9-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Amazing Valour (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, reminders 12th, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 28l behind Moon Melody (9-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Sudden Light (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In rear, behind 7th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Jewellery (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
Track Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Smart Catch (11-1) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11.
Aaly 6-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, struggling after 7th, lost touch 3 out, kept on from next, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 45l behind Sunny Spells (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.