MICHEAL FLIPS rated in the high 140's over hurdles and the Coral Cup fourth looks one of the more interesting switchers to the larger obstacles this season. Divers has been spoken of in high regard by Ferdy Murphy and its more than possible that he will make up into a far better chaser than he was a hurdler. Mal Jefferson has already been amongst the winners and while Kingsben had tack problems at Sedgefield, he was notably weak in the market beforehand. The Wifes Pet was a winner in Ireland and is the latest to join the Lawney Hill production line. Sonowyouno probably would prefer softer going to be at his optimum.
Classic Fly (FR) 5-2fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led before next, ridden last, kept on under pressure when hard pressed flat, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, shd behind Diaco (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Divers (FR) 7-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind The Jigsaw Man (11-6) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Have You Seen Me (IRE) 15-2 (10-13) Led until 5th, led next until approaching 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mcmurrough (10-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) hvy in Apr, 13 ran.
Kingsben 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, saddle soon slipped, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Shopfrontspecialst (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Sep, 8 ran.
Le Corvee (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, led 2 out, kept on well, driven out, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jul beating Sweet World (10-4) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Micheal Flips (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Tracked winner until weakened approaching 3 out, fell next, in a race won by Overturn (10-7) at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Petrosian 12-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader, mistake 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 21l behind Tri Nations (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Sonowyouno (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, outpaced 6th, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Red Harbour (10-11) at Sandown 2m 4f Grade 3 nov hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar, 18 ran.
The Wifes Pet (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outside, took keen hold, ridden 8th, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 28l behind Points of View (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.