Cool Sky prefers easier ground while it's difficult to make a case for Worldor at present and Ted Dolly is usually worth opposing but none of the others can be left out of calculations. Ittirad has yet to finish out of the first two this year and makes more appeal than Castlemorris King. Hi Tide is now on a career-high mark and Strongly Suggested has been chasing and might be having a confidence-booster. Pure Style and URIAH HEEP finished behind Castlemorris King at Market Rasen last month but we fancy Alan King's five-year-old to do best of that trio today with Tom Bellamy taking off a valuable 5lb. He was facing a very stiff task next time when trying to give weight to a smart novice.
Ittirad (USA) 2-1 (10-13) Prominent, led after 2nd, not fluent 5th, mistake last, ran on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd beating Red Merlin (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Castlemorris King 14-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, not much room when not fluent last, no impression flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tzora (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf.
Uriah Heep (FR) 11-4 (11-12) In touch, went 3rd before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind My Direction (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Pure Style (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, every chance after 3 out, lost place before next, 9th of 13, 32l behind Purple Bay (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul.
Hi Tide (IRE) 7-1 (11-13) Held up in rear, never a factor, 5th of 6, 28l behind Dealing River (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Worldor (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, closer in 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression on winner when slight mistake last, 2nd of 13, 13l behind Lilly The Lioness (10-7) at Tipperary 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 in Jul.
Strongly Suggested 10-1 (11-8) Midfield, headway to chase leaders 4th, weakened before 5 out, 5th of 7, well behind Nikos Extra (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Cool Sky 3-1fav (11-1) Towards rear, ridden after 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Neville Woods (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Ted Dolly (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 3 out, kept on to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Panache (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.