Sky Calling was a lucky winner at Southwell last time and a 5lb higher mark will hinder his chance of a follow up here. The Lemonpie was raised 5lb after winning at Uttoxeter but looks to be on the upgrade and still gets 7lb from the penalised Urban Kode, who took eight attempts to get off the mark over timber. FAVOURS BRAVE has plenty of experience around here and looked to be on the way back when third over C&D last time. The run of Avanos in the opener will be a pointer to his chances but he looks fairly treated at present. Destiny Blue has a good record on the Flat but clearly hasn't been able to translate that form to hurdles.
Sky Calling 9-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led 3 out, strongly challenged when left clear at last, ridden out, won at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Lukeys Luck (11-7) by 4l, 15 ran.
Favours Brave 9-1 (11-4) Led, mistake 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Avanos (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Urban Kode (IRE) 5-1fav (10-5) In touch, headway 2 out, challenged and every chance last, edged left and led towards finish, won at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul beating Whisky Galore (10-9) by 1l, 14 ran.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 20l behind Geminus (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Moonstreaker 14-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden and weakened between 3 out and 2 out, 8th of 12, 27l behind Carlitos Spirit (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Destiny Blue (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Tinseltown (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
The Lemonpie (GER) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division on inside, reminder after 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on to lead flat, ran on, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Wicklewood (10-11) by 2l, 11 ran.
Galley Slave (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, one pace when not fluent last, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Dirty Bertie (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jul.
Sleeping Policeman (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Amazingreyce (9-7) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Teals Star 150-1 (10-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Sud Pacifique (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Phoenix Eye 25-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ran out 6th, in a race won by Royal Riviera (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 10 ran.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) Held up, pecked 1st, not fluent 3rd or 5th, ridden 3 out, soon beaten, weakened approaching next, 4th of 7, 48l behind Avanos (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Tyrana (GER) 2-1fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway to tracked leaders 5th, carried wide from 3 out, kept on same pace before last, 7th of 12, 8l behind Glan Lady (10-5) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.