SCOTCH WARRIOR is four from four over course and distance and has nothing to fear from Sergeant Pink on latest running. Callum Bewley is good value for his 7lb claim and Mike Smith's charge can win again. Valleyofmilan didn't beat much at Cartmel but has plenty of scope for improvement and Lucinda Russell holds a strong hand with Quito Du Tresor and Be My Deputy. Acapulco Gold fell at Tipperary last time but won his previous start at Wexford and has more chance at this level than Strobe.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 11-1 (10-9) In rear and in touch, every chance before 2 out, no extra from last, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Mumbles Head (11-7) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jul.
Scotch Warrior 9-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, challenged 11th, led 3 out, clear next, stayed on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jul beating Strongpoint (11-12) by 10l, 6 ran.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Chased leading pair, beaten before 3 out, last of 3, 24l behind Billfromthebar (11-5) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 4-1fav (10-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, mistake 5 out, soon 4th and mistake next, fell 3 out, in a race won by Slieveardagh (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jul, 12 ran.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 2-5fav (11-9) Made all, clear before home turn, coasted home, won at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gf in Jul beating Black Rock Lake (11-2) by 11l, 6 ran.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) In rear, not fluent 6th, ridden before 9th, went 4th before 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 36l behind Scotch Warrior (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jul.
Strobe 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, reminder before 10th, mistake 4 out, ridden to chase leader before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul beating Qoubilai (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.