Worcester winner Fairyinthewind failed to cope with a 10lb rise at Stratford last time and has been raised a further 5lb for finishing second. That said, her form looks stronger than To The Sky's recent maiden hurdle victory at this track. Sash Of Honour is not without a chance on his reappearance but the vote goes to PURPLE 'N GOLD. David Pipe's charge can race of the same mark as when third at Plumpton last time and this looks less competitive. He's preferred to Quadriller, whose earlier win came in a seller at Stratford.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after last (usual 2 out), ridden approaching bypassed last, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Laudatory (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Sash Of Honour (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Raced keenly, led, hit 3 out and ridden, went left and headed next, chased leaders, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dollar Bill (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Apr.
To The Sky (IRE) 2-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, made all, soon clear, ridden and edged right before 2 out, pressed last, kept on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf beating Kayalar (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Multitude Of Sins 14-1 (10-12) Held up, pulled hard, not fluent, bad mistakes 3rd and 4th, headway 3 out, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, mistake last, no extra flat, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Kilbree Kid (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, hirt 3rd, good headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, dropped to 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Alfraamsey (11-4) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf.
Quadriller (FR) 15-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 5th, not fluent 3 out, headed after 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Vimiero (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Slow Train Coming (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up in touch on inside, chased leaders 4 out, outpaced when not much room before next, went moderate 3rd 2 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 29l behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Super Duplex 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Border Station (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun.