Conditions and trip suit STAGE RIGHT, who was third over course and distance in a handicap earlier in the campaign and might now be good enough to score, while Robin Des Bank and King High are also considered. The last-named wears cheek pieces for the first time and represents the Jonjo O'Neill and Tony McCoy combination. Four starts under rules thus far have told us little about his ability, but there is likely to be some and the headgear might help to bring it out, so he is respected. Robin Des Bank showed his first piece of worthwhile form last time when not beaten too far at Towcester and fast ground suits. The break may have done him good and he is likely to be able to handle this step up in trip. Kayceecee has been on the slide over fences and now reverts to hurdling. When last seen in this sphere he was racing off a mark of 111, so he a very much a threat if he retains any sort of ability. Even so, we will take a chance on Stage Right. Simon Lewis's gelding has plummeted in the weights after being beaten a street a few times. The return to this trip will be a plus, his mark is now very low and he acts on fast ground, so we hope he can produce the goods at a decent price.
Kayceecee (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in last, raced keenly, jumped right, hanging right from 5th, headway to go 3rd 7th, weakened and eased after 8th, left poor 3rd 4 out, 4th of 6, 42l behind Milton Des Bieffes (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Wait For The Light 66-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, not fluent 4th, led 5th, ridden, headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Rathrockscourt (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Mayfair Tambourine 40-1 (10-3) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, ridden and no impression on leaders approaching 3 out, 6th of 14, 24l behind Quivvy Bridge (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
King High (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Slight lead until mistake and narrowly headed 4 out, stayed prominent, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 9, 33l behind Zafar (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
The Snail 28-1 (10-13) Mid-division, behind when blundered 3 out, fell heavily 2 out, in a race won by Rio Laine (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug, 12 ran.
Diamanpeg (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up, reminders after 3rd, weakened 4 out, 6th of 13, 37l behind High Gales (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Tiger Moss 28-1 (11-11) Pulled up after 1st, in a race won by Berkeley Court (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd in Aug, 14 ran.
Houri (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Held up in rear on outside, headway when not fluent 6th, no further progress, well beaten after 7th, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Billie Magern (10-7) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Robin des Bank (FR) 25-1 (9-11) Pressed leader, raced keenly, led after 3rd, awkward before 2 out where mistake and headed, weakened approaching last, 4th of 9, 6l behind Cove Mountain (10-13) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Hurstpierpoint (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 16l behind Happy Reunion (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Stage Right 10-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden before 5th, soon struggling, 8th of 9, 42l behind Kickahead (11-7) at Stratford 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.
Return Home 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, weakened approaching 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Well Mick (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (4) sft in Jul, 12 ran.
Doonigan (IRE) 250-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 4th, pushed along after next, weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Pterodactyl (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.