THE COCKNEY MACKEM disappointed when beaten by Wake Your Dreams at Ludlow in May but the pair meet on level terms now and Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge was right back to his best in the Summer Hurdle last month when it was obvious that he found the 2m too sharp. The seven-year-old should take this, though Oneofapear made a promising start over 2m3f here last month and probably has more scope than Kadalkin and Mist The Boat.
The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, kept on before last, 4th of 14, 16l behind Sea Lord (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul.
Wake Your Dreams (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, pushed along and weakened before last, 5th of 10, 13l behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Kadalkin (FR) 13-2 (10-11) Held up, headway approaching 7th, challenged next, carried right 9th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind My Lucky Flame (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Kicking Time (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Always behind, struggling halfway, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mcllhatton (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Master Bud 80-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, jumped slow 1st, headway before 9th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Wolf Shield (11-5) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Mist The Boat 10-3 (10-12) Held up on outside, closed after 4th, not fluent 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 8, 33l behind Scoter Fontaine (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Oneofapear (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 3rd, not fluent 7th, chased winner 2 out, closed flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Marmas (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Miss Mayfair (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 13, 44l behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.