Ogee beat Red Not Blue on soft ground at Southwell last month but the runner-up is now 4lb better off and entitled to get much closer, though has been well beaten since here over a shorter trip. LETSBY AVENUE took a while to get the hang of jumping hurdles but recent victories at Uttoxeter and Market Rasen suggest he's got his act together now and he should be good enough to make a successful debut in handicaps. Malin Bay has never won south of the border and his fourth at Cartmel suggests he's high enough in the weights now while So Fine returns from a break and will probably be back over fences soon.
Ogee 7-4 (11-8) Tracked leading pair, led 2 out, kept on, driven out, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jul beating Red Not Blue (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 3 ran.
Red Not Blue (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In touch on outside, effort and every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 4th of 7, 35l behind Don't Be Late (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Letsby Avenue 2-9fav (11-5) Disputed lead until led 4th, made rest, driven 3 lengths clear when mistake 2 out, stayed on approaching last, clear flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Rob Conti (10-12) by 6l, 6 ran.
Malin Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 12, 7l behind Church Field (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
So Fine (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, no extra 2 out, 15th of 22, 42l behind Trackmate (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.