A number of these arrive at the top of their game and Chalk It Down, Honour System, Tamarillo Grove, Hawkhill and Party Palace are all previous course winners. As well as Hawkhill, David Pipe also runs Purple 'n Gold while Roman Flight ran well when fifth in a Listed handicap at Market Rasen last month and holds Castlemorris King and Hawkhill on that form. TZORA is back over hurdles on a decent mark after winning over fences here last month. His last three victories have come around here and he could surprise a few of these.
Roman Flight (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, some headway after 3 out, ridden before next, one pace and no impression, 5th of 13, 17l behind Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul.
Chalk It Down (IRE) 10-11fav (11-8) Tracked leader from 3rd, poised to challenge before 2 out, led approaching last, drew clear on bit flat, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Mr Shantu (11-7) by 4l, 5 ran.
Castlemorris King 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, challenged 5th, mistake 2 out, no extra, 6th of 13, 26l behind Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul.
Tzora 11-8 (11-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6th, pushed along and closed approaching 2 out, upsides between last 2, led approaching last, shaken up and quickened clear flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jul beating Hallings Comet (11-8) by 7l, 4 ran.
Honour System (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Held up tracking leaders, left in close 4th 3 out, led approaching 2 out, came readily clear before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating Winning Spark (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hawkhill (IRE) 15-2 (10-6) Pressed leader, led after 3 out, headed before next, no extra last, 7th of 13, 28l behind Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul.
Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Made all, driven when pressed 2 out, drew clear between last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Jul beating Dealing River (10-12) by 8l, 6 ran.
Bodega 6-1 (11-3) Led, went right 1st, headed next, chased leader, hit 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, left in close 2nd 2 out, driven and weakened to 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Jumps Road (11-11) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Mar.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, no extra after last, 4th of 11, 4l behind Hi Tide (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Party Palace 9-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden after 5th, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 9, 26l behind Dazinski (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.