Lord Lescribaa won off an 8lb higher mark over course and distance on fast ground last summer but recent efforts have left a lot to be desired. Going and trip are a worry for Crannaghmore Boy while Mr Valentino is best watched at present and Kirbys Glen remains out of sorts. GEORGIAN KING has been knocking on the door lately and has been dropped a pound since his latest second at Uttoxeter- he is surely the one to beat.
Georgian King 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, soon in rear but in touch, headway to chase leaders before 12th, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 5, 4l behind High Ron (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Crannaghmore Boy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place after 13th, soon outpaced, no chance from 2 out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Moulin De La Croix (11-5) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Valentino (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, lost place after 9th, soon behind, weakened 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Another Kate (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 7-1 (10-6) Led until 11th (water), chased winner until pushed along 15th, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Plum Pudding (11-2) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, reminders before 7 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 34l behind Quinsman (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.