ROC DE GUYE is up 9lb after winning well at Bangor last time. But he's dropping back down in class today and James Evans' charge is fancied confirm earlier running at Stratford with today's rival Nothingbutthetruth. The latter has since scored at Fontwell and makes more appeal than Sadler's Star, well beaten despite making the frame on his last couple of starts. The remainder are hard to fancy on their recent form and are overlooked.
Magical Treasure 40-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, lost place when not fluent 9th, weakened before 3 out, mistake next, 9th of 15, 47l behind Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Sadler's Star (GER) 10-1 (11-12) Held up, raced wide, not fluent 6th, headway 10th, outpaced 3 out (normal 3 out), stayed on flat, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 22l behind Watch House (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd.
Roc De Guye (FR) 8-1 (10-4) Held up on outside, headway 6th, led 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Suburban Bay (11-11) by 10l, 9 ran.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 7th, challenged 4 out, soon led, kept on and just held on post, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Chasers Chance (11-7) by ns, 7 ran.
Rusty Nail (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along before 6th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Plain Sailing (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Aug.
Allterrain (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Soon towards rear, not fluent 7th, mistake 8th, behind when mistake 13th, 10th of 12, well behind Watch House (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd.