ANTON DOLIN looks a very solid proposition. Strongly supported when scoring over 2m4f at Worcester last time, the ex-John Dunlop inmate looks to have really got his act together over timber and further improvement is expected. He's 10lb higher here but Christopher Ward claims a valuable 6lb. Nothing Is Forever was beaten miles last time at Newton Abbot but his Wincanton success over Dark Spirit was a useful effort and he's the danger if returning to that level. Fair Breeze has yet to win over hurdles but has been giving a respectable account and enters calculations off the bottom perch after not doing too badly last time when finishing in mid-division on the level behind Arashi on the Kempton polytrack.
Native Colony 16-1 (10-8) In touch in rear, headway when hit 3 out, chased leading pair, keeping on one pace when blundered last and lost 3rd, 4th of 5, 22l behind Cowards Close (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) gd in May.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, led 4 out, kept on well from last, won at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun beating Princesse Fleur (11-0) by 3l, 16 ran.
First Morning (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) In rear, ridden 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 27l behind Detroit Red (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Osmosia (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, tailed off before 3 out, last of 11, well behind Windpfeil (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Nothing Is Forever (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, led 3rd until approaching 5th, chased leaders until weakened quickly and eased before 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 39l behind Party Palace (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Argaum (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Always behind, tailed off over 5f out, last of 11, well behind Fuzzy Logic (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Ophelia's Kiss 33-1 (10-10) Held up on outside, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jun.
Saltagioo (ITY) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind King's Road (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Fair Breeze 8-1 (10-10) In touch, went 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no extra last 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Windpfeil (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.