Cartmel second Snake Charmer gets no respite from the handicapper but has place claims again, while Los Nadis has run well on the Flat since beating Glingerbank over a shorter trip here last month. Trendelenburg won over 3m3f here in the spring but is now 16lb higher and has been chasing lately. Another Dimension looks a better bet than stablemate Mirage Dore, while Devotion To Duty should win more races once the cobwebs have been blown away. Doctor Foxtrot and ROYAL RIVIERA also have scope for further improvement, however, with the latter particularly interesting now tried over 3m. He shaped like a stayer when successful over 2m4f at Hereford last season, even though his Flat pedigree suggested he'd be better over 2m.
Mirage Dore (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 6 out, chased leaders next, ridden 4 out, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 10, 16l behind Sagalyrique (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
Trendelenburg (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pecked 4 out, left moderate 4th and kept on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Slieveardagh (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs.
Devotion To Duty (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, remained prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 10th of 11, 40l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, under pressure approaching 8th, soon weakened, 11th of 17, well behind Liberate (10-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-2 (10-11) Made all, held on gamely from last, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug beating Glingerbank (11-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Another Dimension (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Prominent, led 3rd, pressed when hit 2 out, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Omokoroa (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Glingerbank (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) In touch, challenged approaching last, one pace flat, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Los Nadis (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Talkin' Tough (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon led, headed 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 14l behind Killultagh Queen (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Royal Riviera 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 7, 21l behind Ben Cee Pee M (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Snake Charmer 4-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, blundered 2out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Scotswell (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Aug.