RIGID was only fourth in a seller here last time but this isn't much better and, as he is one of the few in this with winning form on soft going, he gets a tentative vote. It would be no surprise to see veteran Just Beware run well but Thomas Bell continues to disappoint. Ratify is better known as a staying chaser but Bazart still produces the odd decent effort and can make the frame.
Killegney 25-1 (10-7) Led and disputed, headed after 4th, dropped towards rear halfway, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Ocean Bright (10-8) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul, 16 ran.
Rigid 28-1 (11-0) Held up, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 2 out, beaten before last where hampered, 4th of 8, 14l behind Quadriller (11-0) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Tara Warrior (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed narrowly approaching 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 14, 7l behind Hail Tiberius (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Bazart 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leader until 2nd, chased leading pair, outpaced after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Clarion Call (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
Ratify 6-1 (11-4) Led, joined 3 out, headed approaching next, weakened flat, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 11, 12l behind Calypso Bay (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Just Beware 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 6th, ridden in 5th after 3 out, soon struggling, 6th of 11, 13l behind Hawk Gold (9-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Lordship (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, jumped right 1st, some headway before 3 out, no impression, 8th of 12, 30l behind Sedgemoor Express (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Rock Peak (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway when mistake and hampered 5th, no impression next, soon well beaten, 8th of 13, 28l behind North London (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Sep.
Whispering Harry 25-1 (10-10) Behind, outpaced after 4 out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 23l behind Hail Tiberius (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 7-2fav (10-1) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside when mistake 2nd, led 4th, edged right and ridden before 2 out, headed last, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 8l behind Transfer (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.