A puzzle to decipher as most can be given a chance but with a question mark hanging over them too. Qulinton was back to form last time but is 6lb higher and not the most reliable whilst Lexicon Lad looked to bounce last time which make him hard to evaluate now. Titchwood has failed to complete on three of his last four starts and Superior Quality has a last-time fall to put behind him, although both are capable sorts if on a going day. Foundry Square is consistent and respected with Johnny's Way not ruled out off bottomweight. The Panama Kid wins in his turn but has been hit with a 7lb hike for his latest success and a chance is taken with BUCK MULLIGAN but only to conservative stakes. He scored quite snugly here last time after a quiet sequence and hopefully that will have provided a boost to his confidence despite a 5lb rise in the weights.
Qulinton (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Made all, clear 6th, ridden after 2 out, unchallenged, won at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in May beating Monetary Fund (11-2) by 6l, 6 ran.
Titchwood (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) Mid-division, pecked 2nd, hampered 4th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Book'em Danno (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Superior Quality (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th, jumped right 11th, closed and 4 lengths down when fell 13th, in a race won by Lamb Or Cod (11-4) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gd in May, 5 ran.
Lexicon Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Double Whammy (10-2) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
The Panama Kid (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led until 10th, led 12th, clear from 2 out, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun beating You Know Yourself (11-4) by 8l, 5 ran.
Foundry Square (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Held up off the pace in 5th, blundered 2nd, not fluent 4th, dropped to last trio after 7th, 4th bypassing omitted 10th, mistake 4 out, plugged on into modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 21l behind The Nephew (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Buck Mulligan 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd after 2 out, led narrowly when left 3 lengths clear last, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf beating Seventh Sky (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Johnny's Way 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, reminders after 6th, went 2nd 14th, led before 3 out, about 1 length ahead last, headed and not quicken run-in, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Prince Tom (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.