Finger Onthe Pulse has been a grand servant to connections but looks to be on the downgrade nowadays. Lough Derg Way is heading in the opposite direction but this is easily his toughest task to date while Highway Code keeps finding one too good and would probably prefer a softer surface. NOBUNAGA should stay 2m4f around here and is back on a winning mark. He possibly needed his latest third at Aintree so gets the nod, though it would be no surprise to see a big run from Worcester fourth Priceless Art who looks to be on a decent mark. Lukeys Luck is relatively unexposed over fences and could be the pick of the remainder with Conor Ring taking off 7lb.
Highway Code (USA) 3-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 2 out, held when hit last, clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Baby Mix (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gf in Jun.
Creekside 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, headway after 4 out, went 4th when jumped baldy left 2 out, went left again last, no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 11l behind Pure Faith (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, pushed along after 6th, some progress next, well beaten 4 out, 8th of 12, 38l behind Pure Faith (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Lough Derg Way (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway and in touch 5th, went close 4th at 8th, went 3rd 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun beating Inishrush (10-10) by 8l, 8 ran.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, clear after 2nd, not fluent 6th, reduced advantge 10th, ridden after next, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 8, 21l behind That's The Deal (10-2) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Nobunaga 6-1 (11-0) Led until after 1st, prominent, led again after 8th, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Dineur (10-6) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jun.
Whispering Jack 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, cajoled along 6th, not fluent and lost place 9th, ridden 13th, no impression from 5 out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Quel Ballistic (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Priceless Art (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 9th, went 2nd 12th, challenging when not fluent 4 out, led 3 out, bumped 2 out, headed last, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 8l behind Quel Ballistic (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 5 out, 6th of 7, well behind Synthe Davis (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Lukeys Luck 4-1 (11-7) Held up, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, hit next, chased winner 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon driven, stayed on, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Paddy The Hare (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) In rear, weakened before 5 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Synthe Davis (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun, 7 ran.
Captain Sully (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Held up, hampered 1st, headway approaching 4 out, 3rd when jumped right 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 21l behind Lost Legend (11-12) at Stratford 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.