Watered Silk won a beginner's chase at Uttoxeter in July and may be capable of better. He has more scope than Sedgefield third Sir Lynx but it might be worth taking a chance on the fitness of VIKING RIDGE. He makes his chasing bow after more than two years off the track but A P McCoy has been booked and he'll have had plenty of schooling. Presenting The Way also tackles fences for the first time under Rules and is another interesting recruit having already won a point-to-point.
Presenting The Way 4-1 (10-4) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 7th, soon weakened, jumped right when tailed off 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hawdyerwheesht (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun, 8 ran.
Watered Silk 6-1 (10-11) Led, headed briefly 5th, made rest, kept on well from last, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f beg chase (4) gd in Jul beating Wake Your Dreams (11-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Viking Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) In touch on inside, lost place after 4 out, no impression from next, 7th of 17, 34l behind Bobowen (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul '12.
Sir Lynx (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Led until 2nd, stayed handy, not fluent 7th, lost 2nd 3 out, no extra before last, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Ever So Much (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Aug.