Don't Be Late was a winner over course and distance in May and while he may have benefited from a couple of weeks away, we'll take FLAMING ARROW to win the nightcap. The assessor appeared to get a little too excited by his victory at Hexham but he's taken the decision to drop him down the weights after a couple of defeats and Kevin Ryan's five-year-old can take full advantage. Staigue Fort shaped with a degree of promise in a couple of bumpers at Lingfield Park and is one to watch with the future in mind. George Woolf demonstrated an aptitude for fast ground in the past so connections have reached for the visor after a series of moderate runs. Laustra Bad holds few secrets from the handicapper although he is sure to be keeping on when others have cried enough.
Priceless Art (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Towards rear, reminders after 5th, weakened 10th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Finger Onthe Pulse (11-11) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 11 ran.
Flaming Arrow (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, never on terms, 7th of 12, 9l behind Tom Wade (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Laustra Bad (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, reminder before 4 out, driven to lead narrowly approaching next, headed 2 out, no impression in 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
George Woolf 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders under pressure after 4 out, no chance from next, 4th of 11, 32l behind Get Home Now (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Don't Be Late (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up behind, headway under pressure after 4 out, outpaced after next, no chance with leaders from 2 out, 4th of 12, 11l behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Zalgarry (FR) (10-12) 7th of 10, 23l behind Mister No (10-12) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 2m 3f hdl sft in Apr '12.
Staigue Fort 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, 9th of 12, well behind Thunder Sheik (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Dropzone (USA) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division in touch on inside, driven and outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 30l behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Dice (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, pushed along before 4 out, soon lost place, 7th of 12, 35l behind Cavite Eta (10-13) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar '12.