ENGAI has been knocking on the door and had the returning Orthodox Lad more than four lengths behind when second for the third time in a row here last time. He deserves a change of luck and makes more appeal than the disappointing It's Oscar. Ex-pointer Sedano will need further than this but stamina may be a problem for On The Cusp, who was a miler on the Flat and none of the others make much appeal.
Catch Me Up (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) In touch when fell 1st, in a race won by Fair Trade (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Engai (GER) 10-3 (10-4) Mid-division, headway after 4th, tracked leader 4 out, led 2 out, edged right approaching last, ridden and hung right when headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Thunder Sheik (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
It's Oscar (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Chased leader, went badly right and reminders 6th and lost place, rallied under pressure to 2nd again well before 3 out, lost 2nd 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 8, 35l behind Clan William (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Oculist 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 10th of 12, 35l behind Katies Tuitor (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep '11 (flat).
On The Cusp (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, last of 13, 22l behind Sofias Number One (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in May (flat).
Orthodox Lad 17-2 (10-6) Behind, headway 4 out, ridden and kept on under pressure approaching 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Thunder Sheik (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Persian Fox (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Led, headed 4 out, weakened before 3 out, last of 6, well behind Cool Macavity (11-5) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Robber Stone 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, soon held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along and weakened quickly before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up after next, in a race won by Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun, 15 ran.
Sedano (FR) 6-1 (12-0) Led til hdd & wknd aft 2 out, 4th of 13, 21l behind Don't Hang About (12-0) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun.
No No Cardinal (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Led and keen, headed before 4 out, quickly lost place, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Theatre Evening (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Take The Crown 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, 9th of 10, 36l behind Another Hero (11-5) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Beyond Dreams (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led til hdd aft 9; wknd 14; to & pu aft 3 out, in a race won by Coosan Lad (12-0) at Brecon & Talybont 3m ptp gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Kimora (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 38l behind Lord Grantham (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.