Royal Trooper has been raised 13lb after finishing runner-up on his last couple of starts and his chance may have gone. Rose Red has also gone up the weights for finishing second though she still has plenty of scope. Argaum's latest placed effort came in a seller and Sendiym made the frame in a chase at Cartmel recently. CLAUDE CARTER unseated after a blunder at Sedgefield last time when sent off favourite but he's taken to make amends in this with a clear round and gets the nod. Prickles would have preferred softer ground on his return to action.
Nemo Spirit (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up in 6th, pecked 3rd, strugging 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 39l behind Walden Prince (10-8) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Prickles 4-1fav (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leader, went left 2nd, slow jump and lost 2nd 4th, chased leaders, led after 3 out, headed well before outpaced 2 out, went modest 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Walden Prince (10-8) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Claude Carter 11-4fav (11-8) Towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Good of Luck 15-2 (11-0) Tracked leader until 5th, ridden next, weakened before 3 out, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Vimiero (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 1-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway 4 out, upsides winner 3 out, ridden and every chance last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Capellini (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jul.
Wom 20-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, reminder after 3rd, jumped slowly next, headway before 3 out, no impression before next, 6th of 12, 23l behind Taroum (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Rose Red 10-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, stayed on under pressure flat, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Pindar (10-5) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Pollystone (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Divine Folly (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Argaum (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Tracked leader until after 5th, went 2nd again before 2 out, led last, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Chilbury Hill (11-5) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Leyland (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outside, lost place after 7th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Listen And Learn (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 13 ran.
Naledi 16-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, outpaced 3 out, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 13l behind Chilbury Hill (11-5) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Sendiym (FR) 3-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, led 5 out, ridden after last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Soul Magic (11-4) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Laybach (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Led until after 3rd, not fluent 7th, mistake 10th, ridden and lost place 12th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Terfel's Toscar (11-2) at Perth 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Jul, 11 ran.
Ramona Chase 100-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up, always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Royal Guardsman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.