PURE ANTICIPATION appeared to realise some improvement for the application of a visor, and with connections keeping faith with the headgear, we take Tim Vaughan's mare to go one better on this occasion. Always Bold is a previous winner at Uttoxeter and while better known as a soft ground performer, he has shown an aptitude for quick going in the past. Euro Farmer proved himself no back number with a convincing victory in a point-to-point at Whitfield. Barry Brennan's teenager should not be underestimated on his return to racing under Rules. Atriptomilan hasn't shown a great deal for current connections but is a winner between the flags in Ireland. Fitobust is another that wouldn't necessarily inspire on Rules form alone while Basford Ben could run well at a price if he has no ill effects for his recent Worcester spill.
Atriptomilan (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 34l behind Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Basford Ben 22-1 (11-2) Brought down 1st, in a race won by Baily Storm (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 8 ran.
Always Bold (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 3rd, ridden after 5 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 10, 8l behind Patsy Finnegan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, led 2nd, headed last, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Favoured Nation (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf.
Euro Farmer (IRE) 4-6 (12-3) Led 3; drvn out, won at SMAC and Bicester with Waddo 3m ptp gf in Jun beating De Soto (12-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Made most until headed and outpaced after 4 out, kept on from next, no chance with leaders before 2 out, 4th of 10, 22l behind Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Fitobust (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to, 7th of 11, well behind Rock Of Braga (12-0) at SMAC and Bicester with Waddo 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Tulla Emerald (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Behind, chased leaders under pressure after 5 out, 4th and one pace when blundered 3 out, no impression from next, 4th of 9, 31l behind Shantou Breeze (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Chandlers Cross (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened and reminders from 11th, 10th of 13, well behind The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Harrys Whim 14-1 (10-0) Led, headed 4 out, soon regained lead, headed 2 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 12l behind The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.