This looks a tricky puzzle to solve as most have a chance at the weights. James Pollard has rather lost his way lately and Bernard Llewellyn probably has a better chance with Hereford second Taste The Wine. King Ozzy was a fair third at Market Rasen earlier this month while First Beauty followed up her Ffos Las win with a second at Newton Abbot and is in good heart. Strongly Suggested has been well backed the last twice at Ffos Las but has been campaigned over further and could find a few of these too sharp. WESTERN APPROACHES is on a hat-trick after comfortable wins in novice company at Uttoxeter and Stratford and can go in again.
First Beauty (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leader, upsides from 3rd, led 3 out, ridden and headed last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Ugo (USA) 3-1 (11-5) Took keen hold until after 4th, held up in last pair, headway to 3rd soon after 5th, ridden after 2 out, went 2nd last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Hawkhill (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Strongly Suggested 5-4fav (11-0) Held up, left disputing 2nd 3rd, every chance when mistake 2 out, pecked slightly last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Miracle House (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug.
James Pollard (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 14, 21l behind Fashionable Gal (10-8) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jul.
Western Approaches 15-8 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear when blundered last, kept on, won at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Miss Tilly Oscar (10-10) by 7l, 11 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, headway when mistake next, went 2nd before last, no impression, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Gay Sloane (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
King Ozzy (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 5th, driven to go 3rd approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Claude Carter (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Denton Ryal 12-1 (11-9) In rear, blundered 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Mibleu (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 7 ran.
Farleigh House (USA) 3-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, disputing 5 lengths 2nd when hampered and left pressing winner last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Henry San (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Persian Herald 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, every chance before 2 out, weakened from last, 4th of 12, 14l behind Pearls Legend (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Jul.
Stentorian (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) In touch, closed after 5th, not fluent 3 out, not fluent when challenging 2 out, soon led, bumped before last where headed, edged right flat, no extra towards finish, 4th of 16, 6l behind The Lemonpie (10-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.