John Quinn's runners are in good form now so NOT TALKING, who ran well when third behind Mister Pete at Newcastle when last seen in March, may be worth siding with in a race that should not take a great deal of winning. Patrick Griffin's Diego Velasquez has shown reasonable form in points but has yet to translate that form to racing under rules, while Yes Minister made an encouraging first start in a handicap at Fontwell last time but needs to improve again to win this. Sue Smith has her string in better form now so Douglas Julian is bound to be popular with backers following a decent effort when second to Royal Flynn at Uttoxeter last month and he looks the main danger to the selection, Not Talking.
Solway Bee 7-1 (11-2) Led when fell 5th, in a race won by Finbin (11-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 5 ran.
Diego Velasquez (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, weakened from 11th, 8th of 11, well behind Thenameescapesme (11-7) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
With Speed (GER) 33-1 (10-11) Held up, no impression from 4 out, 7th of 9, 38l behind Ballyadam Brook (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f nh nov hdl gf in Jul.
Follow On 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, mistake 6th, struggling after next, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Ben's Folly (11-10) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Manoubi 15-2 (10-9) Held up behind, headway into mid-division on outside 9th, lost place 4 out, no impression from 2 out, 8th of 15, 26l behind Baltic Pathfinder (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Sir Quigley (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders in 4th, dropped to 7th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 14, 43l behind Mountain Heather (11-8) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Rivers Run Free (IRE) 66-1 (11-8) Mid-division, struggling well before 3 out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Roman History (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Aug.
Douglas Julian 14-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, jumped right 5th, headway approaching 3 out, 3rd when blundered 2 out, stayed on flat, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 12, hd behind Royal Flynn (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Mulligan's Pride (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Led, hit 6th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 15, 48l behind Rebel Swing (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Amjad 40-1 (9-11) Always behind, 9th of 11, 38l behind Winged Farasi (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug.
Oscar Trial (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, ridden after 8th, weakening when hit 4 out, pulled before 3 out, in a race won by Solway Bee (11-8) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Mar, 10 ran.
Yes Minister (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Led, hit 5th, headed 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Winning Show (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Not Talking (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, went 3rd 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Mister Pete (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Franklee 66-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, led approaching 2nd, blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Winged Farasi (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Mr Midaz 14-1 (10-2) Last pair, plugged on under pressure after 3 out, no chance, 4th of 9, 31l behind Lords Bridge (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Jul.
Queenstown Lad 150-1 (11-4) Held up, weakened after 5th, 12th of 13, well behind Salden Licht (11-10) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.