Numbercruncher came good over 2m4f at Worcester last week. He'll stay the extra but his penalty could be a problem. The Good Guy has won two out of three around here but needs to bounce back from a poor run at Uttoxeter while Five Out Of Five was bumped up 10lb after winning at Newton Abbot. Roses Legend and Crack At Dawn could figure but ROC DE GUYE is well enough treated at present and should stay the longer trip on this sharp track - he gets a tentative vote.
Numbercruncher (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) With leader, led 9th, clear from 4 out, easily, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jul beating Formedable (10-0) by 15l, 7 ran.
Basford Ben 22-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, 6th and ridden before 11th, weakened 4 out, 4th of 9, 36l behind Chandlers Cross (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Roses Legend 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10th, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd 2 out, weakened between last 2, tailed off, 5th of 14, 46l behind Moon Melody (9-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
The Good Guy (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, hit 8th, behind from 11th, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Favoured Nation (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jul, 10 ran.
Five Out Of Five (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led 10th, ridden before last, kept on well, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Jul beating Kusadasi (11-4) by 5l, 7 ran.
Crack At Dawn (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden and hung left before 6th, went 4th 8th, outpaced 4 out, rallied 2 out, hung left approaching last, went 2nd flat, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Daneva (11-5) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Apache Dawn 14-1 (10-11) Behind, reminders before 5th, tailed off 6th, last of 6, 42l behind Maizy Missile (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Ridden leaving start, chased leaders, lost place before 11th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Chandlers Cross (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jul, 9 ran.
Roc De Guye (FR) 3-1 (10-9) Led, headed 4 out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Shantou Breeze (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Fitobust (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up, headway after 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 36l behind Chandlers Cross (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Led to 3rd, chased leaders, headed 4th, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Sentimentaljourney (11-12) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Wishes Or Watches (IRE) 150-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, last 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Mister Wiseman (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jul, 11 ran.