When AP McCoy and Jim Best team up it usually pays to take note and MYCENEAN PRINCE looks a good bet to win this race. The horse scored tidily here last time and although he's 10lbs higher this is arguably less competitive; indeed the trainer is an expert placer of horses and this looks a fine example of that. Of the rest Frosty's Gift makes most appeal as she wasn't far behind Mycenean Prince on her latest start and at the weights she could get close enough to go a place better and take second, although Looks The Business is fairly handicapped on his flat form and would be a threat if the ground stays quick. Diamanpeg is dropping quickly in the weights having failed to get off the mark but perhaps better ground will help him too while Babe Maccool represents a top yard and is respected in a visor for the first time, but Mycenean Prince will be very hard to beat.
Zizou (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up, jumped right 1st, took keen hold, always behind, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Devito (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 10-11fav (11-2) Made all, reminders after 3rd, driven along after 5th, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in Jul beating Nobel (10-11) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Looks The Business (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching next, 10th of 17, 43l behind Ton-Chee (11-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Glan Lady (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 11, well behind Miss Molly Be Rude (10-0) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jul.
Ravine Rose 40-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, hit 2nd, mistake 5th, some headway 3 out, no impression, 7th of 10, 17l behind Mycenean Prince (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in Jul.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, chased leaders 6th, mistake and reminder next, ridden and outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Flying Doctor (9-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in May.
Spice Bar 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway on outside 7th, weakened 2 out, 7th of 17, 31l behind Devito (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.
Colours Of Autumn (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from before 3 out, 8th of 15, 35l behind Silence Speaks (10-7) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 in Jul.
Diamanpeg (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) In rear, struggling when hit 5th, well behind when fell 4 out, in a race won by Optimum (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) sft in Jul, 13 ran.
London Times (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led 4th, soon headed, mistake 5th, weakened after 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Douchkette (10-3) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Frosty's Gift 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway after 5th, chased winner 3 out, no impression before last, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Mycenean Prince (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in Jul.
Lerubis (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Towards rear, steady headway after 5th, staying on when mistake last, one pace, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lord Lington (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (5) gd in Oct '05.
Jug Of Punch (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) In rear, jumped right and lost touch 5th, tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Quo Video (11-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr, 11 ran.
Young Tot (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, struggling 10th, left remote 4th 3 out until flat, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Marked Man (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.
Carrigleade (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Very awkward start and slowly away, always behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Comehomequietly (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Babe Maccool (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Towards rear, outpaced after 4th, 12th of 14, well behind Players Please (11-12) at Hereford 2m 1f 4yo nov stks (4) gf in Jun.
Simplified 66-1 (10-3) Led to 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Dream Risk (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Robbmaa (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, soon struggling, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind Eastwell Smiles (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) sft in Jul.