Charlie Longsdon's stable is going well but Oi Oi Savaloi will have to improve markedly on a couple of starts in bumpers to get involved here. KINGSDALE ORION has proved to be a frustrating sort on the Flat lately but has shown promise in three runs over hurdles, starting favourite for a novice event at Newcastle 18 months ago. This looks a particularly weak affair and Brain Ellison's seven-year-old could well prove good enough. Just Dave may be best of the others with previous experience on his fourth at Wincanton but newcomers So Bazaar and Strong Knight are also worth a second look.
Fight For You (IRE) 150-1 (10-11) Took keen hold in 5th, dropped to 6th at 2nd, hit next, dropped to rear and mistake 5th, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Art Broker (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Jawaab (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, saddle slipped, pulled up after 3rd, in a race won by Book'em Danno (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 12 ran.
Just Dave (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) In touch in mid-division, lost place 5th, behind after, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Spanish Treasure (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Held up in touch, hit 3rd, not fluent 6th, every chance when not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 16, 25l behind Tail Of The Bank (10-13) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb '10.
Machir Bay 9-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Smart Violetta (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) sft (flat).
Oi Oi Savaloi 33-1 (11-0) Midfield, ridden over 6f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 39l behind Salubrious (11-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gf.
Quaestor (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 41l behind Fossgate (9-9) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Sine Mora 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 7th of 8, well behind Granville Island (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
So Bazaar (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Escape Artist (9-4) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug (flat).
Strong Knight 6-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 14, 11l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy (flat).
Convitezza 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Diamond Sunrise (8-4) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf (flat).
Finellas Fortune 40-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, in 4th and weakening when mistake last, 4th of 12, 23l behind Shifting Gold (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.