Keenes Day looks a hard ride and will struggle to concede weight all round after finishing a one-paced third at Fontwell on Sunday, though he did get the better of Wayward Glance over 2m4f here last month. The latter is 7lb better off now however. ROYAL SCOUNDREL has bounced back well from injury this year and was probably being aimed a little high in a handicap at Ffos Las last time. He kept on well to beat subsequent Bangor scorer Keltic Crisis over 3m1f at Southwell in July and is just preferred to the mare Floral Patches, just beaten by Keenes Day on her debut under Rules before beating Chargen by 15 lengths over track and trip three weeks ago.
Keenes Day (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Led into start, tried to stop at almost every hurdle and given reminders, led until 4th, 4th and beaten after 3 out, went 3rd before last, consented to stay on flat, closing on 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Battlecat (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Royal Scoundrel (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, challenged 3 out, chasing winner and every chance next, ridden and found nil soon after, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Simarian (11-10) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Aug.
Wayward Glance 4-1 (11-3) Led until after 4th, chased winner, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression flat, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Berea Court (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, outpaced and detached from 4th, soon pushed along, left remote 3rd from last, 3rd of 5, well behind Vegas Cash (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Chargen (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 9th, went 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Floral Patches (9-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Floral Patches 2-1 (9-12) Prominent, raced keenly, jumped right at times, led 4th, headed next, led again, 7th, clear after 2 out, edged right after last, easily, won at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Chargen (10-12) by 15l, 13 ran.
Iznt Getting Court (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, no impression next, stayed on well towards finish, 4th of 13, 18l behind Floral Patches (9-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Jacob's Ladder (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div best, 8th 6out, mstk 5out & wknd, pu aftr 5out, in a race won by Haile Deadly (12-0) at Lismore 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '10, 15 ran.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) In touch, headway 5 out, ridden after 3 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Mr Tingle (11-9) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Potters Dream (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, mistake 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Wiffy Chatsby (11-5) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Aug.
Prophete de Guye (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway when jumped left 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 26l behind Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Tenby Jewel (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 2nd, fell next, in a race won by Miracle House (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug, 7 ran.
Knock Nock 50-1 (10-8) Always in rear, tailed off from 6th, last of 11, well behind Western Approaches (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.