TIGGER is probably the safest option here as Flying Doctor was engaged to run at Hereford yesterday. David Pipe's charge was second over 2m3f here 12 days ago and will appreciate a return to the longer trip over which he was third to stablemate Surfboard previously. Always Cruising hasn't been seen since disappointing at Stratford in May, while C&D winner Lomitaar has been well below his best so far this season. King Benny is back on a winning mark, however, and his latest fifth at Worcester was a step in the right direction - he may be the danger to the selection.
Flying Doctor 7-2 (10-8) Held up behind in touch, mistake 3rd, headway 2 out, effort last, stayed on and every chance flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Painted Sky (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Tigger 4-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders, before 2 out, driven to challenge when not fluent last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Southway Star (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Lomitaar 40-1 (11-4) Behind, outpaced 4 out, never near leaders, 8th of 15, 35l behind American Art (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
King Benny (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, awkward 1st, led and jumped left next, headed 3rd, led 4th until after 9th, weakened flat, 5th of 11, 16l behind Hathamore (9-13) at Worcester 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Our Double Diamond 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, remote 5th 3 out, went remote 3rd after last, never a factor, 3rd of 10, 40l behind Saved By John (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Always Cruising (USA) 5-1 (11-0) Led until 2nd, chased leader until after 3rd, chased leaders, mistake 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 34l behind Ruby Valentine (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Lethal Gun (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) With leaders when propped and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Henri Prends Garde (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug, 8 ran.