Paddy The Hare got off the mark over 2m here in July and wasn't disgraced over C&D on his penultimate start, though doesn't appear to be progressing. Winning pointer Monbeg Dude kept on well over C&D last month and makes more appeal than Peter Bowen's pair Derwen Pryde and Miss Kalifa, though will undoubtedly be better on soft going. D'Gigi has scope but may just need this and MISTOFFELEES is probably the one to beat. A dual winner on the Flat for Luca Cumani, he made a very decent debut for Donald McCain over 2m here earlier this month and should stay the extra today as long as the ground doesn't deteriorate.
Ballycracken (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division on inner, headway before 4 out, weakened 3 out, 11th of 16, 37l behind Hypnotic Gaze (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Mistoffelees 4-1 (11-0) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, mistake 4th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Dubawi Phantom (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.
Monbeg Dude (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, headway when not fluent 3 out, never on terms, stayed on flat, 4th of 9, 8l behind Teshali (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Open Country (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Towards rear, driven along 7f out, struggling final 5f, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Kayfontaine (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Paddy The Hare (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Led 2nd, headed approaching 5th, soon ridden, no extra last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Elsafeer (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd.
Traditional Bob (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 6f out, ridden 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 16, 21l behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
D'Gigi 4-1 (10-12) Prominent, led after 3f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Toubeera (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.
Derwen Pryde 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out where not fluent, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Lough Derg Way (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Miss Kalifa (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, brought down 7th, in a race won by Viviani (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep, 7 ran.