Old Pals Act didn't help himself at Uttoxeter by hanging badly under pressure and Jonjo O'Neill's five-year-old will need to have improved in the interim as the handicapper has rubbed salt in the wounds by putting him up 5lb for that effort. Jigsaw Financial should have gleaned some confidence for a convincing win in selling company here last week, but we think WILLIAM HOGARTH is worth a closer look at the likely odds. Keith Goldsworthy's gelding drops back in trip having campaigned over three miles and the assessor appears is giving him a chance off a mark some 15lb lower than that which he held a year ago. Bracken House won at Towcester on a faster surface but he's shown an aptitude for cut in the ground and he should be capable of giving another fair account.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, led 3 out, hung left and ridden after 2 out, headed before last, every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Inside Knowledge (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Bracken House (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) In touch in mid-division, headway 6th, went 2nd when not fluent 3 out, not fluent next, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Kusadasi (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Attrapeur (FR) 20-1 (12-5) Led aft 1 til hdd 3; lost plce 11; wl bhnd when pu 15, in a race won by Universal Soldier (12-5) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Sahrati 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, effort 7th, no extra approaching last, 6th of 14, 29l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
William Hogarth 12-1 (10-4) Led, hit 6th, ridden and headed before 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 31l behind Kanturk (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) In touch, chased leaders 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, one pace, 7th of 15, 26l behind Detroit Red (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Mia's Anthem (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 24l behind Urban Kode (11-1) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Himrayn 33-1 (10-3) Towards rear, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 15, 24l behind Detroit Red (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, led 2 out, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Spice Hill (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Scheherazadesdream 33-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, 40l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.