Speed Check left previous form well behind when springing a surprise at Stratford last month. He's only been raised 5lb and has every chance of following up if in the same mood but HESTON appears to be heading in the right direction and should do better now handicapping. He gets a narrow vote as he's preferred to Dance, fourth over a shorter trip here last time, and Lygon Legend. Mac Le Couteau never figured here last month but should strip fitter today.
Heston 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 4th 3 out, stayed on to take modest 3rd approaching last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 29l behind My Direction (10-11) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Arisda 10-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, pushed along before 5th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Award Winner (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul '13, 10 ran.
Dance 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, soon headed, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Tempuran (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Lygon Legend 9-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, well behind Cash For Steel (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Mac Le Couteau 100-1 (11-0) Took keen hold towards rear, went left 3rd, struggling in 7th place 3 out, never involved, 8th of 12, 44l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Speed Check (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Mid-division on outside, driven 4 out, headway to lead after 2 out, driven clear before last, soon ridden, kept on, won at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul beating Dipity Doo Dah (10-2) by 4l, 8 ran.
Uncle Bunge (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-divsion, some headway under pressure before 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Black Phantom (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Big Bridge 25-1 (10-12) Held up, headway after 4th, not fluent next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Laser Blazer (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Choisirez (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders approaching 7th, went 2nd briefly 3 out, chased clear leading pair, welll held when lost 3rd at the last, 4th of 12, 11l behind According To Sarah (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.