The longer trip today will suit MZURI BAY and he is preferred to Oursininlaw. Brendan Duke's gelding didn't flourish here earlier in the month but the return to three miles today is in his favour and as long as it doesn't pour down he should run well. Oursininlaw has lots of weight to shoulder courtesy of victories at Cartmel and Fakenham when well-placed and he needs to pull out more, as successful point-to-pointer Sir Ronan and the quality chaser Victor Daly rate as big dangers. Our Guardian Angel's record is one of frustration and it will take a brave punter to back her to win, whilst don't be surprised to see improvement from the mare Weldone Honey now she tackles hurdles for an in-form yard.
Oursininlaw (IRE) 2-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 5th, led last, driven clear 1f out, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Our Guardian Angel (10-5) by 7l, 10 ran.
Mzuri Bay 6-1 (11-5) Made most to 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 14, 29l behind Great Mates (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Montevetro 13-2 (10-4) In rear, jumped slowly 1st and reminders, not traveling that well after, behind 6th, badly hampered 3 out, 5th of 9, 32l behind Strobe (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Mr Johnson (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) In tch to 13, 6th of 9, 17l behind Sheknowsyouknow (11-7) at Andoversford 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Sir Ronan 9-1 (10-5) Bumped 1st, chased leader until approaching 5th, soon ridden, outpaced after 6th, rallying when mistake 2 out, chased winner and mistake last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Sahrati (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
The Hairy Mutt (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway 8th, hung right from next, 3rd when blundered 2 out, hung badly right after last, one pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Makena (11-10) at Worcester 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Victor Daly (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) In touch, behind from 14th, 13th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ouzbeck (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m 4f lstd hcp chs (1) gf in Jun, 18 ran.
Chaser's War (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon in rear, pushed along 5th and reminders, weakened from 4 out, last of 5, well behind Ghimaar (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Our Guardian Angel (IRE) 8-11fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, hit 3 out, not much room on inner before 2 out, soon headway, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Redunderthebed (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Weldone Honey 11-2 (10-10) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Black Annie (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf in Jun.