The three penalised runners should dominate this with HAWDYERWHEESHT fancied to follow up his recent victory here over 2m5f. The longer trip did seem to suit nine days ago but Richard Newland's charge had finished a close-up third over 2m1f at Aintree earlier, when A Tail Of Intrigue was behind, and won four times on the Flat. Nathans Pride was only beaten half-a-length over 2m4f at Fontwell after getting off the mark at Worcester and rates the principal danger.
A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Led, headed briefly after 4th, made rest, ridden before last, kept on, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun beating Sur La Mer (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hawdyerwheesht 7-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, closed from 3rd, challenged from 3 out, led after 2 out, eased close home, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Deadly Sting (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 1st, went 2nd before 7th, led approaching 2 out, edged right before last, headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Hazzaat (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Bennachie (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 39l behind Stephen Hero (11-2) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Reggie Parrot 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and lost place 3f out, 6th of 11, 44l behind Classic Move (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Kilkenny Kim (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear on outside, well beaten after 7th, 8th of 12, well behind Sweet Deal (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Lilywhite Gesture (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden 6f out, plugged on final 2f, never in contention, 9th of 15, 15l behind Lady Of Longstone (10-9) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.
My Betty (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Ran freely and soon led and 5 lengths clear halfway, reduced lead 4f out and headed 2f out, under pressure and no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Our Girl Naoise (11-4) at Wexford 2m mrs nh flat gf in Jun.
You've Been Mowed 14-1 (10-11) Went left 1st, held up well in rear, headway under pressure approaching 2 out, kept on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Enchanting Smile (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.