None of these find winning easy but Sarah-Jayne Davies has done well to secure the services of A P McCoy and hopefully the champion can finally cajole or drive - or both - CAPISCI into finally putting his head in front after a sequence of placed efforts in similar company. Mac's Grey plodded round to pick up place money behind Key To Milan at Newton Abbot last week but is 3lb wrong here and Red Whisper is nominated as a likelier danger. He does have a win under his belt this year when scoring at Towcester in the spring, has dropped a couple of pounds for his latest run, albeit behind Capisci, and gets on well with 7lb-claimer Jake Hodson.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Behind, blundered 6th, soon weakened pulled before 5 out, in a race won by Nikos Extra (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Capisci (IRE) 5-4fav (11-8) Led, hit and headed 5 out, driven next, one pace in 3rd before next, ridden and stayed on flat, went 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Hopeand (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Onedin Line 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, in rear from 7th, weakened from 9th, tailed off, last of 6, 48l behind Changing The Guard (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gd in Jun '13.
Osorios Trial 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th (water), ridden 2 out, lost place before last, 6th of 7, 10l behind Princesse Fleur (11-2) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Jul.
Red Whisper 4-1 (10-10) Held up behind, headway and in touch when blundered 8th, driven 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th when hung right flat, 4th of 6, 9l behind Hopeand (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Rebel High (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, weakened 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Gorteenwood (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 6-4fav (9-9) Held up, closed 6th, outpaced after 3 out, well beaten 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 31l behind Key To Milan (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.