None of these are in form and it is impossible to be confident. However, something has to take the prize home and SADLER'S STAR is the token choice. He is the only course winner in the line-up and has been contesting far better and more competitive handicaps than this. All his jump successes have come on good ground or quicker and he may appreciate this drop in grade too. Crack At Dawn has been well beaten the last twice but has a chance if able to repeat a narrow Towcester success over Moscow Mule whilst Daneva's third of eight behind Alwaystheoptimist here on her penultimate effort brings her into the equation, although she was subsequently very disappointing when last seen.
Iheardu (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway to go 5th before 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 17, 40l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Sadler's Star (GER) 33-1 (11-3) Held up behind, outpaced after 5 out, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 30l behind Power Pack Jack (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Brimham Boy 10-1 (12-5) (tt) hdwy 8; wknd app 2 out, 5th of 18, 16l behind PEvensey (12-3) at Albrighton Woodland 3m ptp gf in May.
Daneva (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 9th, weakened before next, 8th of 10, 42l behind Echo Dancer (9-13) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Crack At Dawn (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Behind, driven to chase leaders after 5 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 37l behind Shantou Breeze (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
She's Humble (IRE) 66-1 (11-8) In rear, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 7, 44l behind Lajidaal (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Benozzo Gozzoli 13-2 (10-8) Mid-division, headway after 6th, went 2nd after 3 out until before next, weakened approaching last, 8th of 11, 29l behind Adios Alonso (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Rustic John 200-1 (10-11) Mid-division, jumped slowly 1st, mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Rebel Du Maquis (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Ladies Hunter Chase (5yo+) (5) gd in May, 12 ran.