Quinsman beat Old Pals Act by four lengths at Worcester but is now 8lb worse off and has been well beaten since. The runner-up should reverse that running here while Strumble Head enters calculation having won a shade cosily at Ffos Las, despite idling once hitting the front. BALLINROAB looked back to his best here at the start of the month. He has been raised 8lb since but has still won off higher marks in the past and can follow up.
Strumble Head (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd from 7th, led after next, clear before last, held on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Comehomequietly (11-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Quinsman 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 10th, blundered 3 out, jumped right and weakened last, 7th of 10, 24l behind Drumlang (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led until 4th, mistake 8th, soon lost place, behind 10th, blundered badly 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Welsh Bard (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Jul, 7 ran.
Balinroab (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division in touch, tracked leading pair 11th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and effort next, upsides last, led flat, all out, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Local Present (10-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent, headway 5 out to chase leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Quinsman (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 14th, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Bracken House (11-10) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Baily Storm (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, took closer order, 8th, outpaced after 3 out, plugged on and no impression, 4th of 6, 37l behind Favoured Nation (11-12) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.