DREAM RISK is a winner without a penalty having landed a conditionals' race at Worcester last week. A similar effort here would probably suffice as Agricultural hasn't managed to reproduce the form he showed when beating Tinseltown at Uttoxeter in June in two subsequent runs. The four-year-old Ikitview couldn't be ruled out, however, having come back to form at Market Rasen earlier this month while Mardood would be thereabouts if first-time blinkers have the desired effect. Chaser Fred Bojangals looks best of the rest.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Led, clear 1st until 5th, went clear again after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headed last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Skylancer (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Agricultural 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, joined leader 4 out, ridden next, weakening when hit last, 5th of 6, 11l behind Cool Baranca (11-7) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jul.
Verumontanum (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Prominent, slight mistake 4th, 3rd 6 out, no extra from before 3 out, 10th of 16, 42l behind Tipped Up Harry (10-9) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jul.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Never on terms with leaders, 11th of 14, 40l behind Urban Kode (10-5) at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Bilbo Boggart (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 13, 14l behind South Stack (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Iktiview 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 6th, chased leaders 3 out, effort after 2 out, stayed on strongly, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind South Stack (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Border Tale 20-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led 4th, headed 3 out, went 2nd last 100 yards, kept on and always held, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Geminus (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Dream Risk (FR) 7-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway on inside 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Mix N Match (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.
Sleeping Policeman (FR) 7-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon beaten, 8th of 13, 19l behind South Stack (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Waltham Abbey 9-2 (10-6) Prominent until before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 44l behind Jolly Roger (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Ravi River (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, some headway when not fluent 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Jolly Roger (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Mardood 28-1 (10-8) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along and headway before 5th, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 35l behind Geminus (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Karmarouge (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Towards rear, headway 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 11, 32l behind Cityar (10-13) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
King Of Thorns (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, reminder 6th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Royal Scoundrel (11-0) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul, 10 ran.