GRAZE ON AND ON, Persistent and Sonny Sam are the most interesting of those to have run over hurdles before, and we will side with Graze On And On. John Quinn won this race last year with Cornell Precedent and he will be hoping for a repeat performance today. This well-related filly was only beaten by three quarters of a length last time out when encountering quick ground at Sedgefield and a repeat of that effort may be enough today. Howard Johnson has his horses running well so his duo needs a check in the betting, along with La Fortalesa who is nicely bred but not a definite stayer. Sonny Sam may enjoy going left-handed here as this strong stayer looks like a potential improver on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon, whilst Persistent needs to improve but tries the cheek-pieces today. Only an average contest on paper, and we will side with Graze On And On.
Barashi 50-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 3f, hard ridden over 2f, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 22l behind Elite Land (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f clm (6) gf in Jul (Flat).
Bulas Boy 100-1 (10-12) Swerved left start, reluctant to race, raced keenly and always behind, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Indian Groom (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (2) gd in Sept.
Fyodorovich (USA) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 36l behind Ostinata (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Halton Castle 80-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 8, 20l behind Deep Winter (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp (5) gd in Jul (Flat).
La Fortalesa (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Driven to lead, ridden and headed over 3f out, gradually weakened, 5th of 9, 10l behind Red Skipper (8-9) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp (6) sft in Aug (Flat).
Madison Heights (IRE) 16-1 (7-13) Chased leader, driven, one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 12l behind Giant Love (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd (Flat).
Mouse White 33-1 (8-6) In touch, until ridden and weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Talk of Saafend (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm (6) pol in Sept (Flat).
Persistent (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division, behind from 3rd, hit 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Woolfall Treasure (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Sept.
Seven Stars 40-1 (8-9) Held up, never a factor, 10th of 15, 18l behind Top Jaro (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sll (6) gs in Sept (Flat).
Sonny Sam (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 5th, hanging left 3 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, 5th of 12, 24l behind Dontpaytheferryman (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Zabougg 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, behind, headway, in touch 5f out, ridden, effort over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 5l behind Time To Regret (9-6) at Thirsk 1m sll hcp (6) sft in Aug (Flat).
Ceduna Roadhouse (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Held up when fell at the 2nd in race won by Silk Drum (10-9) at Kelso 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd, 11 ran.
Graze On And On 28-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, reminders after 4th, rallied approaching 2 out, stayed on approaching last, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Gulf Coast (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Lady In Chief 16-1 (8-2) In touch, reminders over 3f, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 22l behind Miss Cruisecontrol (8-5) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo sll (6) gs in Sept (Flat).