Kayfton Pete and Lucky Vic are dropped in class as they revert to hurdling while Paddy Partridge has been placed in similar company over timber of late. Loose Performer also made the frame in a plating race at Southwell recently and first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces. Last week's Stratford third Persian Herald has a bit to find at the weights, but POLLY HOPPER has decent claims on today's terms and her placed efforts earlier in the year suggest she's up to winning at this level.
Kayfton Pete 9-2fav (11-8) Reminders start, tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, weakening when not fluent 3 out, mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 11, 48l behind Mister Wiseman (10-2) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Lucky Vic (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, mistake and hampered 1st, headway after 3rd, ridden 5th, weakened from next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Paddy Partridge 10-3 (11-8) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out, challenged before last, every chance run-in, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Stand Clear (10-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in May.
Captain Scarlett (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, hampered 6th, mistake 9th, headway before 11th, mistake and weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Whistling Senator (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 16 ran.
Hassadin 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 7th, well beaten 9th, 10th of 12, well behind High Ville (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Led, pushed along and pressed before 2 out, driven and headed before last, stayed on same pace and tried to rally flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Raktiman (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov sell hdl (5) gd.
Khazium (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place after 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Taigan (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Persian Herald 16-1 (10-11) Led, headed after 2 out, beaten before last where left 3rd, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Quadriller (11-0) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gf.
Polly Hopper 7-2 (10-12) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden after 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Massannie (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.