SEA LORD, who fell on his debut over fences at Perth last month, reverts to hurdling after contesting better class events including when placed at Listed level and can give John Ferguson a first-race double. Vivant Poeme has to be a threat after his comfortable victory at Fontwell and Harry Fry's charge will make a bold bid to defy a 6lb rise while Mile House is another in good heart after landing a slightly lower grade handicap at Worcester. Dubh Eile has done very well since joining Tim Vaughan from Ireland and followed minor handicap victories at Newton Abbot and Aintree with a fair run in much better grade at Worcester where she only faded from the last.
Sea Lord (IRE) 4-7fav (10-12) Tracked winner, 3 lengths down when fell 4 out, at Perth 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Mile House (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Jumped right, tracked leader, led 3rd, edged left flat, driven out, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Aficionado (11-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Jumped right, took keen hold tracking leader, led after 4th, headed 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 7, 32 1/4l behind Surf And Turf (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Midnight Game 18-1 (11-12) In touch, went 4th before omitted last, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 29 3/4l behind Gurkha Brave (10-11) at Hexham 2m hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Don't Be Late (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 6th or 7th, given reminder, last after 9th, behind from 11th, pulled up before 4 out, at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Vivant Poeme (FR) 15-8fav (10-12) Held up in rear, raced wide, jumped left 5th, headway from 7th, jumped left 3 out, 3rd and waited with next, led last, clear flat, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 6f (4) gd in Jun beating Royalraise (11-5) by 9l, 10 ran.
Go Odee Go (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Behind, struggling 4 out, some headway next, plugged on same pace, never, troubled leaders, 7th of 12, dist behind Champion Court (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Dubh Eile (IRE) 5-1fav (10-3) Mid-division, headway when mistake 6th, in touch 4 out, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with front pair from last, 3rd of 12, 14 1/4l behind Champion Court (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Apachee Prince (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 13, 13 3/4l behind Owen Na View (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in Jun.