Cash For Steel was favoured by the weights when winning a seller over track and trip last time. Strong Wind finished third and may well reverse running on better terms. MISTER HENDRE finally got his act together when runner-up over a shorter trip in a handicap here last month. He's up 5lb but dropping down a grade so Peter Bowen's charge is fancied to open his account in this company. Watchmetail made a mess of things at Worcester last time but looks best of the rest on his earlier second at Fontwell.
Strong Wind (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, 3rd 2 out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Cash For Steel (9-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (5) gd in Jun.
Darcey Diva 50-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway on outside before 6th, driven along after 6th, went modest 5th after 3 out, never involved, 5th of 12, 34l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Mister Hendre 7-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, every chance when blundered 2 out, stayed on same pace last, held by winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind El Toreros (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Unefille De Guye (FR) 10-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, mistake and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, 49l behind On The Record (11-6) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Cash For Steel (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway after 7th, led before 2 out, jumped left at hurdle, clear when mistake last, flashed tail, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (5) gd in Jun beating Fintan (10-13) by 6l, 14 ran.
Spice Hill (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by According To Sarah (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 12 ran.
Goodacres Garden (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Always well in rear, tailed off and eased after 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Watchmetail (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mistake 4th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 24l behind Lisheen Hill (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
No Ifs No Buts 9-2 (10-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, saddle slipped and pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf, 16 ran.
Genuine Art 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on outside, jumped left 1st and 4th, closed after 6th, weakened 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Silent Knight (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf, 10 ran.