A poor contest where KANGRINA is suggested to get the better of Moon Melody, Gallant Hero and She's No Muppet. The selection should be straight enough after two runs at Worcester in recent weeks which saw her improve from first run to second. This step up in trip looks a real positive for her chances and with the yard going quite well she is taken to score. Moon Melody is still 10lbs higher than when last winning and he has had plenty of opportunities since then, including from lower marks than that. He stays this far but has gone off the boil at the moment and is taken on. Gallant Hero acts well on fast ground and over this distance and despite being beaten from 3lbs lower last time he is likely to be very competitive. She's No Muppet would ideally want some rain and if the forecast is correct then she will probably get some and that can help her cause, although she has to prove she truly gets this far. London Times has become disappointing but may still have a say in this company, but Kangrina gets the vote.
Moon Melody (GER) 5-1 (11-9) Held up, stayed on flat, never in contention, 7th of 13, 9l behind Golden Square (11-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Aug.
World Time 40-1 (10-9) In touch, weakened approaching 4th, 9th of 13, 31l behind Mission Control (10-12) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jul.
London Times (IRE) 5-1fav (11-1) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 5th, ridden 9th, weakening when blundered 3 out, 10th of 13, 48l behind Ring For Time (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jun.
Wujood 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders until weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 16, 50l behind Stumped (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Kangrina 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 5th, four lengths clear 2 out, soon ridden and edged right, headed flat, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Golden Square (11-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Aug.
Icansingarainbow 50-1 (11-7) Held up, mistake 3rd, ridden after 5th, behind 3 out, stayed on flat, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 8l behind Golden Square (11-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Aug.
Gallant Hero 16-1 (9-12) Led, ridden approaching 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, no extra, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Hareem (10-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Play A Cord (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders until weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 14, 21l behind Miss Skippy (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Midnight (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Kalatime (9-9) at Perth 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Jul, 13 ran.
Zaydar (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Miss Skippy (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gd in Aug.
She's No Muppet 8-1 (10-7) Raced freely, led, mistake 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, one pace flat, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Graze On And On (10-11) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl (5) gd in May.
Prince De Lacour (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 4th, mistake next, beaten before 3 out, 5th of 12, 21l behind Pips Assertive Way (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Jul.
Cloonavery (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, slowly hampered 6th, hampered by loose horse when making headway on bend approaching 4 out, weakened 3 out, 7th of 12, 20l behind Rio Laine (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Themanfromfraam 20-1 (10-6) Always well in rear, tailed off from 6th, 12th of 17, well behind Dawn At Sea (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Aug.