Tony McCoy is Nostringsattached's regular pilot so the fact that the champ has got off Jonjo O'Neill's enigmatic gelding to ride CAPPAGH here speaks volumes. Philip Hobbs' six-year-old has the potential to be much better than this grade and the fact that he hasn't raced since February isn't off-putting as he goes well fresh. Health Is Wealth looks high enough in the weights now, while I'm A Legend and Soulard have been disappointing lately but Spock has to be a danger after making amends for his Stratford faux pas when scoring in a novices' handicap over C&D last month, though this is more competitive.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Led, joined 2 out, kept narrow advantage under presssure, hung left and headed before last, hung left and stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Life Of A Luso (11-2) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Cappagh (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) In touch on outside, headway 8th, effort 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression from next, 5th of 12, 19l behind Stow (10-8) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
I'm A Legend 16-1 (10-2) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 11th, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 14, 32l behind Stewarts House (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Aug.
Soulard (USA) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, not fluent and reminder 3rd, headway 11th, in touch when hampered and unseated rider 14th, in a race won by Postmaster (11-11) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Aug, 9 ran.
Nostringsattached (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Knight Legend (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Spock (FR) 7-2fav (11-12) Held up in touch, went 2nd before 4 out and going well, a length down when left in lead 3 out (water), clear before 2 out, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Aug beating Horseshoe Reef (11-11) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Michigan Assassin (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led until 1st, not fluent 4th or 5th, hit 7th and lost place, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by North Island (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Jul, 8 ran.