My Lord won at Uttoxeter in July but was well beaten off his new mark at Stratford next time. The Bay Bandit was beaten when odds-on in Jersey last time and Bathcounty has disappointed since returning from a break but Hi Tide wasn't beaten far at Southwell last week and Brassbound has bits of form that entitle him to respect. LAST SHADOW was very highly tried in his first season over hurdles but wasn't disgraced. He could be one to follow this campaign and starts off at a very lowly level. It would be a surprise if he didn't figure, despite a lengthy absence.
Judiciary (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, blundered 2nd, challenged in 2nd 3 out, every chance next, weakened before last, 9th of 13, 13l behind Della Sun (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Last Shadow 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 4th, lost place before 3 out, 6th of 12, 30l behind Chris Pea Green (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs in Feb.
Brassbound (USA) 20-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, headway 2 out, went 4th last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 16l behind Taroum (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
The Bay Bandit 4-6 (10-3) 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind If I Had Him (11-10) at Les Landes(JER) 2m hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led, headed narrowly 6th, hit 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 9, 46l behind Della Sun (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Fintan 16-1 (11-6) Raced keenly, in touch on inside, ridden before 5 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Citrus Mark (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Head Hunted 16-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, held up in rear, struggling when mistake 5th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up after last (usual 2 out), in a race won by Laudatory (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
My Lord 9-2 (10-9) In touch in mid-division on outside, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from next, 5th of 8, 21l behind Thunder Sheik (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Aug.
Vapiano (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) In rear, headway before 3 out, blundered badly 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 34l behind He's A Hawker (10-11) at Bangor 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Jul.
Bathcounty (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind He's A Hawker (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Hi Tide (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenging, every chance last, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Sugar Hiccup (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Burnswood (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, one pace approaching next, weakened before last, tailed off, 7th of 9, 36l behind Della Sun (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 25-1 (11-12) Held up, effort on outside 3 out, driven after next, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 28l behind Burns Night (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.