Lord Lescribaa kept on well to deny Legends Lass at Newton Abbot, despite Richard Johnson dropping his whip. Bobby Bullock has been placed in his last three starts but was well beaten on each occasion and more is needed here. It would be no surprise Rash Moment run a big race but fellow veteran Marked Man is starting to look as though he's now ready for retirement and both Apache Brave and Thirtytwo Red will be carrying more than their allotted weight. CHANDLERS CROSS was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter over C&D in July and was then second to Amazing Valour at Southwell. He looks the one to beat though Miss Midnight would be thereabouts on her best form.
Le Seychellois (FR) 18-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, no impression after, 6th of 13, 11l behind Flying Doctor (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Strawhall Maul (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Jumped right at times, led 1st until not fluent 6th, led next, headed 9th, led 10th until hit 11th, weakened approaching 3 out, well behind 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rob Conti (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug, 10 ran.
Bobby Bullock (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leader to 7th, held up in 3rd, went 2nd again 10th, ridden and lost place 2 out, no chance with front pair from last, 3rd of 7, well behind Quinder Spring (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Chased leader until 6th, went 2nd again before 10th, hit next, led approaching 3 out, strongly pressed last, rider dropped whip flat, held on gamely and always doing enough close home, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Legends Lass (10-10) by nk, 11 ran.
Marked Man (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, hit 7th, lost place 11th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Allerford Jack (11-9) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Chandlers Cross (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Prominent, went 2nd 15th, led after 4 out, mistake 3 out, headed next, one pace last, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Amazing Valour (9-12) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Miss Midnight 6-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway after 8th, mistake 4 out, no impression from 2 out, 8th of 12, 29l behind Zhukov (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Moulin Tour (FR) 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders until before 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Rash Moment (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, lost place after 2nd, behind and never a factor after, plugged on, 5th of 11, 29l behind Lord Lescribaa (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Shinrock Beat 3-1 (10-5) In touch, chased leading pair 3 out (usual 4 out), lost place before next, 4th and no impression before last, 4th of 7, 43l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Apache Brave (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 40l behind Desolait (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jun.
Thirtytwo Red (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 11th, outpaced after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 15, 38l behind Special Portrait (12-1) at Cheltenham 4m 1f hts chs (4) sft in May.