MONDLICHT (NAP) won two out of two on the Fibresand in the spring and the presence of A P McCoy in the saddle on his hurdling debut is a positive sign - he can make a winning start. Classic Colori won on the Flat at Doncaster last month and followed up with a second over timber at Worcester. He may be the danger as it's difficult to know what to make of Camachoice's 17-length second at Uttoxeter. Miss Fortywinks has twice finished second in handicaps here this summer but is starting to look exposed.
Classic Colori (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Held up in 4th, tracked leading pair 4 out, challenged next, every chance 2 out, driven approaching last, soon ridden and one pace, always held by unextened winner flat, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Chesterfield (10-10) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Camachoice (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) In touch in 4th, headway before 3 out, soon chased winner, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Nathans Pride (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Mondlicht (USA) 11-10fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and looked in trouble 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, quicken to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar beating Greyfriarschorista (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran (flat).
Wyoyo (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Behind, pushed along and struggling in poor 6th when tried to refuse, clambered over 2 out and pulled up, in a race won by Attwaal (11-3) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Miss Fortywinks 3-1fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Tempuran (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Rest And Be (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up, not fluent 3rd, always in rear, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Manjakani (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.