Quel Elite hasn't been seen since a fine effort when stepping up to 2m5f at Perth in May but would be an obvious threat on that form if fit enough. Crafti Bookie won a novices' event over 2m4f here and didn't seem right when tailed off at Ascot. He has a penalty to carry as does FLEMI TWO SHOES but it's the latter who gets the vote as he looked a nice recruit to hurdling when slamming a moderate field at Plumpton. Winning point-to-pointer Gorey Lane showed some promise in a bumper and again when staying on over slightly shorter at Hexham so a stamina test would bring out the best in him.
Crafti Bookie (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, hit 2nd, lost 3rd before next, soon in rear, never going after, lost touch 7th, tailed off when went left 2 out, last of 6, well behind Valid Reason (10-12) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gd in Nov.
Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th, not fluent 7th, led 3 out, clear next, ran on well, won at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Five Rivers (10-12) by 8l, 8 ran.
Awareiness (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and outpaced 8th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, went 3rd latter stages, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Front Of House (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov '10.
Billy Teal 200-1 (10-9) Mid-division in touch, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 44l behind Greenlaw (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Changing The Guard 66-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, no impression and weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 10, 36l behind Gullinbursti (11-5) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Chink Of Light 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, jumped badly left and mistake 1st, never a factor, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 10, 23l behind Gogeo (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Nov.
Dark Glacier (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 1st, pushed along 8th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 13, 42l behind Rowdy Rocher (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Aland Islands (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Jaws 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, outpacded 4 out, stayed on into mid-division from 2 out, never near leaders, 7th of 18, 32l behind Distime (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Quel Elite (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 7th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on approaching last, kept on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Fiddlers Reel (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Royal And Ancient (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fill The Power (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Runswick Relax 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear and not always fluent, behind from 7th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Scriptwriter (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Swallow (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 46l behind Kent Street (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.