A disappointing finale in which few make any appeal. Himrayn has won twice over fences but is still a maiden over hurdles and 3lb higher than when second over course and distance last time. THE NEPHEW is tried in a visor after disappointing at Ffos Las. If it encourages him to reproduce an earlier run at Bangor, he could be the one to beat. Dalrymple is still 3lb higher than his last winning mark two years ago but may be the pick of the remainder ahead of Sedgemoor Express.
The Nephew (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Led, headed before 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 24l behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Cash Injection 8-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, mistake next, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 37l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Himrayn 16-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway on inside after 5th, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, went narrow 2nd next, kept on same pace, no impression with winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, in touch 5th, chased winner after 3 out to next, no impression, 4th of 11, 9l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Dalrymple (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Held up, struggling 7th, well beaten 3 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 6th of 9, 19l behind Advisor (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Lucette 100-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, mistake 3rd, not fluent and well beaten 7th, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Garryleigh (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Exiles Return (IRE) 66-1 (9-11) Led, headed before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 15, 38l behind Gap Of Dunloe (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Illegale (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Led, headed 4 out, lost place after next, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 18l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Sassy Wren 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, kept on under pressure from next, no impression, 7th of 12, 14l behind Anton Dolin (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Lets Get Cracking (FR) 100-1 (10-7) In rear hampered 4th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Punchestowns (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Mar '08, 16 ran.