FALCARRAGH made hard work of beating modest rivals at Worcester earlier this week and has more to do here under a double penalty. But we'll stick with Tim Vaughan's charge as The Finger Post has left Tony Martin's yard since scoring at Downpatrick in July and Native Colony fell heavily at Stratford last month and was beaten at a lower level at that course on his previous start. The other pair are best watched until showing worthwhile form.
Falcarragh (IRE) 1-4fav (11-5) Tended to jump right, led, not fluent 5th, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed when wandered approaching last, asserted clear flat, idled towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Castle Beach (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
The Finger Post (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, ridden 2 out, closed approaching last and carried head awkwardly bend, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Over Church Road (10-11) by 7l, 10 ran.
Native Colony 7-1 (10-3) Raced keenly, held up in touch on outside when fell 3rd, in a race won by Laudatory (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Nudge The Nugget 150-1 (10-12) Tracked leader when carried badly left by loose horse and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Leader Of The Land (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug, 11 ran.
Lily Potts 12-1 (10-7) In touch when hampered and fell 3rd, in a race won by Leader Of The Land (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug, 11 ran.