MOON MELODY rediscovered good form last time when always controlling matters over course and distance. He should be able to handle his 7lb penalty if in the same mood and the old man of the party makes plenty of appeal off the bottom perch with Brian Hughes retaining the ride. Jawaab is running well under both codes but did only land a poor Hexham seller last time, whilst Flinstone hasn't shown enough to be confidently supported whereas both Cusheen Bridge and Perfect Timing do enter calculations if revealing their best.
Jawaab (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Led, headed before 2 out, soon ridden, regained lead before last, stayed on well, won at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun beating Baccalaureate (11-2) by 19l, 7 ran.
Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, no impression before next, 6th of 13, 21l behind Handsome Dan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Hurraboru (IRE) 13-2 (10-5) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, chased winner between last 2 until approaching last, no impression flat, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-7) at Hexham 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Flinstone (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent and started racing keenly 2nd, closed next, bumped 5th, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Bajan Blu (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
Perfect Timing 4-1 (12-5) Chased leader until awkward 5th, chased leaders, led 7th, headed when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Bally Lagan (9-13) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May, 11 ran.
Red Solo Cup (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 4 out, soon led, ridden and headed before last, no extra flat, 4th of 13, 8l behind Handsome Dan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Galley Slave (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, outpaced in 4th 2 out, rallied to lead narrowly before last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Moyne Nineoseven (11-6) by 4l, 12 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 20-1 (10-0) Made most, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Direct Flo (10-13) by 12l, 11 ran.