SPICE HILL was having only his second start over hurdles when runner-up in a Worcester seller last month. He's won a point-to-point so has some ability and looks the one to be on in the second division of this novices' handicap. Edgar Jones is eased in grade and is starting to come down the weights but Moscow In April has questions to answer after being pulled up at Worcester last time and blinkers would need to improve Renagisha for her to play a part.
Edgar Jones 7-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 3 out, one pace 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 14, 22l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Lost In Newyork (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders approaching 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Torrential Raine (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Mar, 5 ran.
Moscow In April (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Mid-division, not always fluent, well beaten 9th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Band Of Thunder (10-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Vicpol (ITY) 28-1 (11-2) In touch on outside, lost place 2nd, ridden after 6th, no impression before 3 out, 9th of 13, 37l behind My Lad Percy (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Renagisha (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Held up on outside, not always fluent, headway 3rd, close up 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 42l behind Bollin Tahini (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Spice Hill (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Led, not fluent 5th, headed 2 out, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Strong Survivor (USA) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 5th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Naledi (9-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Royal Peak (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 31l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Sablazo (FR) 50-1 (10-0) In touch, outpaced after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 15 ran.