PRESS THE BUTTON impressed on his hurdling bow and may be up to scoring under a penalty. Tayarat is an obvious danger whilst Natural Action may be able to improve on his initial effort. Jim Boyle has enjoyed a decent week with his runners on the level and Press The Button is an above average recruit to hurdling with a Flat rating in the nineties. His class was evident over course and distance in August with victory only slightly spoilt by a mistake at the last but he can be forgiven that and is taken to follow up. Tayarat responded to the fitting of headgear to land the second race of his career at Plumpton where he gained a hardfought victory but he has had his limitations exposed and could struggle to contain a rival as classy as Press The Button. Amwell Brave looks to have place claims at best whilst one time Derby fancy William Hogarth will need to step up on the form that he's shown to date. Chalice Welcome is another that could challenge for the minors but she is thoroughly exposed unlike Natural Action who could step up on the form that he showed at Worcester. He'll need to though if he's to get within hailing distance of Press The Button.
Tayarat (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Made all, hit 1st and next, soon 25 lengths clear, remindered after 6th, reduced lead and pushed along after 3f out, 1 length ahead and driven when went badly left last, driven out (disqualified and placed 2nd), in a race won by Rockys Choice (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep, 9 ran.
Press The Button (GER) 15-8fav (11-0) Mid-division, well in touch, headway 5th, led approaching 2 out, in command last, pushed clear flat, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Wester Ross (11-0) by 6l, 12 ran.
Amwell Brave 7-1 (10-12) Held up, hampered 3rd, some headway 3 out, blundered last when no chance, 5th of 9, 11l behind Moment Present (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Chalice Welcome 8-1 (11-0) Prominent, left in lead before 4th, not fluent next, headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 15, 6l behind Quiditch D'ouxy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Classical Rhythm (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Chased clear leader, hit 4th, closer order 6th, lost 2nd soon after 3f out, weakened from next, 5th of 9, 22l behind Rockys Choice (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Director's Chair 25-1 (10-13) With leader, led 2nd, clear after 4th, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 50l behind Fred Kennet (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Galley Slave (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, weakened approaching 2 out, 10th of 16, 29l behind Ishismart (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Natural Action 7-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake 5th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 11, 26l behind Fred Kennet (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Racing Stripes (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) In touch until not fluent 3rd, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Zafar (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Vogarth 40-1 (10-3) Always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Blossom King (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
William Hogarth 16-1 (10-7) Led, headed after 3 out, soon rallied, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 16l behind Sacrilege (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Veras Joy 200-1 (9-11) Mid-division, struggling before 2 out, 9th of 16, 44l behind Garafena (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jun.