Lightly-raced, RIGHT TO RULE can only improve for his debut second over hurdles at Bangor. That may turn out to have been a decent contest for the time of year and Donald McCain's charge should confirm the form with third Alborz and go one better here. Ctappers has won on the Flat since his sixth at Newton Abbot in August but may struggle again under his penalty while the market is likely to be the best guide to the chances of newcomers Sakhee Bob and Stickleback
Ctappers 4-1 (11-4) Pressed leader, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 9, 22l behind Hilali (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gd in Aug.
Alborz (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, hit 5th, outpaced next, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Rapid Heat Lad (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Right To Rule (IRE) 8-13fav (10-12) In touch, ridden before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Rapid Heat Lad (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Sakhee Bob Sakhee gelding out of Absolve.
Scarborough Rock 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division, some headway approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 30l behind Outback (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Stickleback 7-1 (8-3) In rear, reminders 5f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Authentication (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep (flat).