Yes Chef is likely to improve now going handicapping while this wouldn't be beyond Butler if he consented to put his best hoof forward. Sheena West's string is in good nick and Ya Hafed has the past form to figure but Wheres Johnny is starting to look a little long in the tooth, though he's a C&D winner like MY SISTER and Just Beware. Mark Usher's mare is probably on a decent mark and has been kept ticking over on the Flat over the summer. She would probably win this if anywhere near her best.
Butler (IRE) 5-1fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed approaching 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Coffee (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Yes Chef 40-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 4th of 12, 24l behind Once More Dubai (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Ya Hafed 9-4fav (10-7) Took keen hold, led, mistake 4th, joined when blundered 2 out, soon pressed, headed and weakened on long run to last, tailed off and eased, 8th of 9, 36l behind Kambis (10-11) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Strathcal 5-1 (11-9) In touch, headway to chase leader 4 out, ridden and switched left 2 out, one pace and lost 3rd flat, 4th of 6, 16l behind Mauritino (11-13) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Oct '11.
Ministry 9-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, not fluent next, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 7l behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Battleoftrafalgar 40-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, pushed along when mistake 10th, blundered next, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Global Power (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct, 12 ran.
My Sister 11-2 (11-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, close 4th when hit 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 14, 5l behind Stravita (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Wheres Johnny 16-1 (11-4) Led, pushed along 4 out, soon headed, rallied 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 7, 22l behind Award Winner (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Just Beware 20-1 (10-13) Held up, rapid headway to lead after 5th, headed 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 8, 32l behind Osmosia (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.