EASY BEESY won in a canter at Fontwell last week. As that was a conditionals' race, he has no penalty to carry here and will be a short price to follow up. Brass Monkey runs his best races here and was third over course and distance in August off a 3lb higher mark. He could be the one for forecast-backers as Trakeur isn't really progressing and Hector's House is making his seasonal reappearance, though he likes soft ground.
Caught By Witness (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Detroit Red (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun, 15 ran.
Hector's House 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear, outpaced 5 out, headway under pressure when blundered next, 8th 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Le Grand Chene (10-11) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Trakeur (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not that fluent, hampered and left 4th at the 4th, closed 8th, mistake next, well beaten after 10th, 6th of 8, well behind The Potting Shed (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gd.
Easy Beesy 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4th, ridden and clear before last, won at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft beating Chapelle Du Roi (11-10) by 27l, 12 ran.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led before 5th, headed 3 out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, weakened before next, 8th of 11, 24l behind Capellini (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Best Bette 80-1 (10-2) In rear, pushed along before 10th, soon weakened, fell soon after, in a race won by My Mate Vinnie (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May, 12 ran.
Guns of Love (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders until 6th, well behind 10th, continued tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Mr Bachster (9-13) at Ludlow 2m 4f am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd.
Laughing Game 10-1 (9-11) Started slowly after being slightly reluctant to jump off, took keen hold on outside, headway 2nd, lost place after 5th and soon making mistakes, behind 10th, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Days Of Pleasure (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 7 ran.