FROMTHETOP has got his act together over hurdles of late. A second at Southwell was followed with a victory at Worcester and Michael Scudamore's charge is taken to defy a 6lb rise. Prolific point-to-point winner She Is A Cracker went close over timber at Worcester last week and makes more appeal than the returning Oscar Flyer. The latter looks on a decent mark but may need his first start since April.
Call At Midnight 15-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, reminders and lost place after 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Carmela Maria (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Fromthetop (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 7th, led 4 out, ridden and hard pressed before next, stayed on well to go clear final 100 yards, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Jigsaw Financial (10-12) by 4l, 13 ran.
Artic Night (FR) 3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Harangue (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 14 ran.
Oscar Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon lost 2nd and stayed on same pace in 3rd before last, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Some Secret (10-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Cloudy Start 50-1 (11-3) Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 44l behind Listen And Learn (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
She Is A Cracker (FR) 4-1 (10-3) Mid-division on inside, headway after 9th, went 2nd 2 out, switched right before last, every chance flat, just held, 2nd of 15, hd behind Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Fitobust (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, not always fluent, ridden after 5th, behind from 12th, 7th of 11, well behind Five Out Of Five (11-4) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Radical Bay 20-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders after 8th, disputing 2nd after 3 out, no extra in 3rd before 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 13, 38l behind Carmela Maria (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Potters Dream (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway when not fluent 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 5th of 14, 30l behind Tarvini (11-0) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.