PRICELESS ART had no trouble opening his account over hurdles when teaming up with A P McCoy at Bangor. The champ is on board again today and the partnership can double its tally, despite the penalty. Shifting Gold also carries extra after winning over a shorter trip here in March. Kevin Ryan's charge has been in decent form on the Flat lately, beating today's rival Magic Haze on the Fibresand in July, and should have no problem with the distance. Heart Of Dubai has something to prove having disappointed at Cartmel last time, while Irish import Exit To Anywhere may need more time to acclimatise.
Priceless Art (IRE) 1-3fav (11-1) Held up in touch, hit 5th, headway approaching 3 out, led 2 out, kept on, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Lough Derg Way (11-1) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Prominent on outer, mistake 5th, reminders and lost place before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Kai Broon (10-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Douglas 22-1 (11-1) Led or disputed lead to 3 out, ridden between last 2, 6 lengths down in clear 2nd when mistake last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Jive Master (11-1) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Exit To Anywhere 7-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, in touch, pushed along before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 5th of 7, 16l behind Art Broker (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 11-4 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden 3out, never dangerous, 4th of 8, 24l behind Lakeman (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
Magic Haze 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Zefooha (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug (flat).
Tale Of Tanganyika (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway on outer 4th, ridden and hit 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 15, 14l behind Danceintothelight (11-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Victory Rock (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Dantes Serenade.
Wind Prospect 150-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in rear, struggling when hit 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Art Broker (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Fantastic Strike (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Mid-division, 11th early, no danger and kept on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 17, 20l behind Total Reality (10-11) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Finellas Fortune 16-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weaken inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Freddie Brown (11-2) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gf in May '10.
Kinder Scout 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 3f, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Groovy Dancer (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.