Mighty Monty was all out in the end to hold off Lucky Lukey over C&D 12 days ago having travelled strongly for most of the race. He's 9lb higher today, which may be enough to prevent a follow-up. Code Blue is very lightly raced but has been off the track for a year while Southwell winner French Seventyfive was well beaten at Carlisle last time and prefers a faster surface. Original Prankster is still a maiden but has dropped to a very fair mark and could go close with a clear round while there is probably more to come from Simon West's mare Lovey Dovey this winter. O'CALLAGHAN STRAND continues to run well however and, only a pound higher than when second at Wetherby last month, is fancied to recapture the winning thread today.
All For Cash 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to after 4th, soon behind, 11th of 18, 43l behind Distime (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Great Hero 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, close up in chasing group, 4th approaching 7th, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 11, 13l behind Not So Sure Dick (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Lovey Dovey (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Prominent, took keen hold, led approaching 8th, headed before last, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 8l behind Lewlaur Supreme (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Mighty Monty 8-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, led 3 out, stayed on strongly after last, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs beating Lucky Lukey (10-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Reefer Beefer (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Took keen hold in touch, left 3rd at 2nd, mistake and lost 3rd 9th, never on terms after, ridden and struggling after 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 8, 46l behind Outlaw Tom (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Felix Da Housecat (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Prominent, took keen hold, chased winner 6th until next, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, pulled up flat, dismounted, in a race won by Very Stylish (11-11) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Code Blue 3-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd and not fluent 2 out, led run-in, held on well, won at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov '10 beating Bear Dancing (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 11-2 (11-2) In touch, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders when short of room between last 2, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Dot Or Feather (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
The Good Guy (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led until 5th, chased leader until after 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, 4th of 11, 31l behind Oscar Prairie (10-11) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Cocacobana (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and wide, ridden and blundered 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 33l behind Tullyraine (11-0) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
French Seventyfive 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, reminders and weakened from 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind Arisea (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Torran Sound 13-2 (11-2) Held up, ridden after 5th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 32l behind Rampant Ronnie (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Seymour Eric 18-1 (11-2) Prominent, lost place after 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Extreme Impact (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Share Option 40-1 (10-3) Pulled hard, held up towards rear, ridden and struggling soon after 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Enfant De Lune (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Original Prankster (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 13, 22l behind Pepito Collonges (9-13) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, weakened before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Mighty Monty (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up behind, pushed along after 4th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Sydney Cove (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.