Another tremendously difficult puzzle to unravel but Strumble Head, representing last year's successful yard, is improving and seems sure to run well again. Life Of A Luso reverts back to hurdles but would have unbeaten over fences this season had he not fallen at the last at Stratford last month. The Strawberry One and Red Not Blue appear to have their fair share of weight now, however, while Degas Art and Font may also struggle to get competitive on these terms. Risaala is interesting with Gina Andrews taking off 5lb as she wasn't beaten far over a slightly shorter trip here on her return from a break but we are giving the vote to ZAKATAL. Philip Hobbs' five-year-old has been called some names in the past but has undoubtedly ability and looked to be on much better terms with himself when getting off the mark in this country at Newton Abbot last month. He handled this faster surface on the Flat and could easily embark on a run now he's got his head in front.
The Strawberry One 7-1 (11-8) Held up behind, headway before last,soon chased winner, always held, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Maska Pony (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Jun.
Red Not Blue (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 4 out, went 3rd under pressure before 3 out, mistake 3 out and outpaced, staying on again when not much room last, went 3rd again towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Strumble Head (9-12) at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
King's Forest (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd or 6th, went 2nd 3 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun beating Crystal Rock (11-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Degas Art (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led to 1st, tracked leader, led again before 4th, hard pressed 2 out, headed narrowly last, ridden and rallied to regain lead when bumped flat, kept on, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Jun beating Chino Valdes (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Risaala 8-1 (11-7) Held up, headway after 5th, every chance last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Speedy Directa (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Font 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, led 4 out, clear before 2 out, veered right at paddock exit after last, driven out and kept on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Mighty Monty (10-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Abstract Art (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
King In Waiting (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Held up in rear, went 3rd after 3 out, left 2nd next, ridden and chance before last, one pace, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Bocciani (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m nov chs (4) gd in May.
Mickmacmagoole (IRE) 10-3 (10-5) Copied winner by jumping right, 2nd until ridden after 7th, struggling when blundered badly 10th, pulled up before next, in a race won by King's Legacy (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 3 ran.
Strumble Head (IRE) 4-1fav (9-12) Made all, hard driven from last, stayed on gamely, all out, won at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun beating Fade To Grey (10-4) by 1l, 13 ran.
Life Of A Luso (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd 9th, 3rd 2 out, led before last, stayed on well flat, won at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jun beating Health Is Wealth (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Glingerbank (IRE) 9-2fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4 out, in 6th approaching 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 35l behind Stopped Out (11-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Zakatal 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd after 3 out, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, went left and not fluent last, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jun beating Cladding (10-9) by 10l, 11 ran.
San Deng 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led after 8th, jumped left 3 out, went left again last, strongly pressed flat, held on gamely, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Viva Colonia (11-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Dark Energy 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, disputing 2 lenghts 2nd when blunderded last, not recover, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Manger Hanagment (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.