This is a very modest handicap and VERY STYLISH is probably worth another chance to recapture the winning thread. He hasn't scored since 2012 but is 25lb lower than when last successful and had Rifleman more than 20 lengths behind when second at Southwell last time. Plum Pudding fell in that race and isn't the force of old but Noble Witness had been knocking on the door prior to his latest sixth at Southwell and Quayside Court is back on a winning mark so is worth a market check.
Plum Pudding (FR) 11-1 (11-4) In touch, fell 3rd, in a race won by Tayarat (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Jayo (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 4th, jumped slowly and behind next, tailed off 6th, 11th of 13, 36l behind El Toreros (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Noble Witness (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 9th, ridden after 4 out, weakened from last, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sail And Return (11-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in Jun.
The General Lee (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon in rear, went remote 3rd from last, never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 39l behind Marley Roca (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Quel Bruere (FR) 25-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 6th, well beaten 9th, 7th of 12, 37l behind Moorlands Jack (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.
Ballycassel (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort after 5 out, never dangerous, pulled up next, in a race won by Best Boy Barney (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Ld, hdd 8th, sn no extra, pu 3out, in a race won by Bang On Time (11-6) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 3 ran.
Southway Star 10-1 (11-3) Held up, pushed along before 10th, struggling 12th, 5th of 8, 46l behind Perfect Timing (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Very Stylish (IRE) 10-3fav (11-1) Made most, reminder before 13th, ridden before 3 out, headed after next, one pace before last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Tayarat (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Uncle Pettit (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 8th, blundered and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Playing The Field (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 11 ran.
Rifleman (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 8th, outpaced 4 out, went moderate 3rd 3 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 13, 32l behind Tayarat (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Quayside Court (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Led until mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 47l behind Playing The Field (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May.
First Spirit 100-1 (9-11) In rear, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Respectueux (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 8 ran.