Toughness Danon ran a remarkable race here earlier this month. Left at the start, he somehow got to the front at the last on the bridle and he should go well if getting away on terms in this. Green To Gold has won over fences and on the Flat since last appearing over hurdles. He's another interesting contender while Judiciary looked on the way back at Worcester and Paul O'Brien's claim takes care of the 5lb weight rise. He's A Hawker just held off BATHWICK MAN at Bangor and is on a hat-trick but David Pipe's charge is slightly better off at the weights and deserves a change of luck after he was just caught over a longer trip at Newton Abbot subsequently. Hollins, Always Bold and Outback are other with fair claims but Lovey Dovey has more on her plate than when successful over course and distance in July.
Ashbrittle 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, went left and bumped 3 out, chased winner after 3 out, no impression before next, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Premier Dane (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft in Sep '12.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Goldan Jess (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Green To Gold (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, dis behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Di Kaprio (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 5th of 7, 37l behind Don't Be Late (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Aug.
Dealing River 6-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, weakened after next, tailed off, 6th of 11, 50l behind Red Not Blue (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep '12.
Osric (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway to go 3rd before 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd 2 out, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Belle De Fontenay (10-7) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Judiciary (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, prominent, led 2nd, headed last, stayed on, held by winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind My Lord (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
He's A Hawker (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Made most, headed briefly 4 out, hard pressed from 2 out, all out, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug beating Bathwick Man (11-3) by hd, 12 ran.
Toughness Danon 16-1 (10-9) Reluctant to race and very slowly away, over 35 lengths behind 1st, latched on to rear of bunch by 3rd, closed before 3 out, went 2nd next, challenged last, led flat, ran on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf beating Oculist (11-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
Josies Orders (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, headway after 3rd, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 46l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Bathwick Man 2-1fav (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 5th, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, soon ridden, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Staigue Fort (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Lovey Dovey (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, prominent, led 7th, ridden and edged left after 2 out, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf in Jul beating On The Off Chance (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Oscar O'scar (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Della Sun (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Hollins 28-1 (9-13) Tracked winner, mistake 8th, no extra 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 41l behind General Miller (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Always Bold (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up, stumbled on bend before 5th, pushed along next, ridden and last when not fluent 7th, behind 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-5) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Aug.
Outback (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, last 3rd, ridden after 5th, went 3rd 9th, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 30l behind Coronea Lilly (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.