Fair Breeze did a bit better behind Osmosia here last time but there doesn't appear any reason why she should reverse the form and the winner should get into the mix. TITCH STRIDER has now had 11 starts over hurdles without winning but has travelled well in her races on several occasions without quite getting there. AP McCoy takes over the reigns for the first time today and that should galvanise her into winning form. Illysantachristina has been running quite well from around this mark and her rider's claim will be a major bonus so she's on the short-list along with Star Potential, who was having only her fifth start over timber when a close fourth at Hereford on Wednesday.
Queen Of The West (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Held up mid-division, went 3rd from 9th, soon pushed along and weakened, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind Patsy Cline (10-5) at Stratford 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Illysantachristina 4-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 3 out until before 2 out where mistake, no extra last, 3rd of 7, 12l behind First Beauty (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Star Potential 8-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, went 4th before 2 out, ridden soon after, no extra, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Phoenix Eye (10-4) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Makena (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, dropped in rear 7th, never on terms after, 5th of 6, 23l behind Call Me Sir (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Titch Strider (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, every chance when not much room last, held close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Midnight Myth (10-13) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Osmosia (FR) 12-1 (11-9) Held up behind in touch, steady headway 3 out, challenged between horses last, driven to lead flat, kept on, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating What's For Tea (10-11) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Golbelini 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent and lost place 3rd, rallied when bumped next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Dream Risk (11-2) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Herminella 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 10, 29l behind Red Whisper (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Kings Queen (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Made most until headed approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 12, 23l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Jewellery (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Led until headed approaching 3rd, chased leader until 6th, soon ridden along chasing leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 14, 14l behind On The Bridge (12-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Sudden Light (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up, took keen hold, weakened 9th, going very slowly when clambered over 3 out and unsetaed rider, in a race won by Floral Patches (9-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 13 ran.
Fair Breeze 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, headway 3 out, challenged next, ridden and every chance last, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Osmosia (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Charlies Lady 100-1 (10-7) Prominent, lost place 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, well behind She Ranks Me (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Overlay 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, chased leaders before last, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 12l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.