Be My Deputy has his first start for Lucinda Russell having won four times last season for Richard Guest. He may need to drop a few pounds before recapturing the winning thread. Lord Redsgirth has shown little since leaving Gordon Elliott, who runs Passing Through in this, and was a long way behind HAWAII KLASS here in May. Donald Whillans' charge was far from disgraced in a higher grade over course and distance subsequently and should be in the firing-line today. Sergeant Pink looks a shade high in the weights now but Civil Unrest could figure if on a going day, though they have become less frequent lately.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Led early and jumped a bit left, 2nd 5 out, lost place from before 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 28l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Tracked leader, pushed along 5 out, hard ridden before 3 out, effort when mistake next, faded flat, 2nd of 4, 11l behind Flaming Gorge (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Dica (FR) 18-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, jumped right 2nd, stumbled after 4th, headway 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 8, 40l behind Granaruid (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f amat hcp hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Prominent, led 2nd, headed 11th, led 4 out, headed next, weakened 2 out, not fluent last, 5th of 8, 32l behind Hawaii Klass (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Passing Through 12-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, no impression into straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 17, 31l behind Usa (11-1) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Jun.
Hawaii Klass 11-2 (9-12) Held up in rear, closer order 7th, driven in 7th after 7th, went modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Current Event (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Sum Laff (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 13th early, no impression 3 out, 13th of 19, 26l behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Kosta Brava (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 9th, reminders before 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 36l behind La Pantera Rosa (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Pistol Jack (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ld, 2l clr 3rd, 1l adv 6out, jnd 5out, rdn to hold pl 3out, hdd 2out, not qckn with ldrs, kow to line, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Nedzer's Return (12-0) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp fm in May.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 13l behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Disputed lead 1st, tracked leaders, not always fluent, hit 10th and 11th, one pace from 3 out, 4th of 8, 20l behind Strongbows Legend (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Strobe 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 11th, one pace in 4th last, no extra flat, 4th of 11, 21l behind Presenting Junior (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.