A tricky puzzle for punters to solve and just narrow preference is for MAX BYGRAVES ahead of Brave Broncho, Overnight and Castle Craigs. The selection is from a fair Family and his Fortunes took a turn for the better recently when he ran his best race to date at Uttoxeter. That coincided with his lowest mark to date and also the quicker ground and he should go well in a weak race. Gamma Velorum won a seller two starts back and didn't run too badly last time at Sedgefield only getting tired late on and making a mistake at the last. Brave Broncho's jumping let him down recently but that was over fences and this may be a good way to boost his confidence over the smaller obstacles, whilst Pay On is a course winner but needs to forget a recent poor showing. Forsters Plantin is unexposed, Flamed Amazement has the blinkers on for the first time, whilst Overnight showed a good attitude when winning a claiming hurdle when last seen. Soul Angel is one to watch in the betting on this comeback along with Castle Craigs who has hinted at ability this season but not gone through with it. A tough race, but Max Bygraves can win big money.
Gamma Velorum (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) In touch, ridden approaching 3 out, driven and no impression before next, 5th of 9, 22l behind Film Festival (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Overnight 11-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway to lead after 3 out, 5 lengths clear last, soon ridden, held on towards finish, won at Perth 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Jul beating Bolton Hall (10-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Flamed Amazement 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Paradise Bay (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May, 10 ran.
Forsters Plantin 66-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 4th of 8, 19l behind Leo's Lucky Star (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Soul Angel 16-1 (10-1) Prominent, driven after 3 out, no impression 2 out, 5th of 13, 31l behind Sinatas (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Emotive 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 7th, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 39l behind Loom (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Sept.
Max Bygraves 9-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Aldiruos (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Brave Broncho (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Led, ridden 2f out, joined when fell 2 out in race won by Notre Cyborg (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sept, 9 ran.
Castle Craigs (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Held up, reminders 7th, headway under pressure 4f out, weakened next, 7th of 9, 49l behind Notre Cyborg (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sept.
Solway Bay 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, effort 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 11, 31l behind Its Tough (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Sept.
Pay On (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) pulled up at the last in race won by Oh Yah Dancer (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jul, 15 ran.
Pinewood Legend (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders early, weakened halfway, tailed off, 15th of 19, well behind Waly's Own (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr '07.
Sudden Impulse 33-1 (10-9) Behind, driven and kept on from 2 out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 30l behind John Forbes (11-6) at Catterick 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar '07.
Haroum (USA) 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon beaten, 6th of 11, well behind Its Tough (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Sept.
Karaburan (GER) 200-1 (10-1) Behind, mistake 4 out, never dangerous, last of 12, well behind Andrew Nick (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Frith (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Pressed leader, led 4th, not fluent and headed next, ridden and lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 44l behind Nicki Boy (10-12) at Perth 2m clm hdl (5) gs in Sept.