Mind How You Go may benefit from the assistance of Tony McCoy, and gets the vote over Muntami and Dishdasha to name but two. Mind How You Go has not jumped an obstacle since February 2005, having been campaigned on the level since coming back this year. Having defied an absence to score at Lingfield, he has taken on fair company since being stepped back up in trip, including at York in May, and now has his sights set on a hurdles career again. The booking of Tony McCoy very much catches the eye, and his class should see him run a big race. Muntami won on fast ground here the time before last, and showed that he does not mind cut when just touched off on the Flat at Newmarket six-days ago. He would prefer further, but the going will put the emphasis on stamina, and he is a leading player. Dishdasha was an easy winner at Uttoxeter but never got into it on faster ground at Hereford next time. He has to be given a chance to redeem himself as well, so goes on the short-list, but Fontanesi appears to have too much weight. For the selection we return to Mind How You Go.
Fontanesi (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) fell at the 2nd in race won by Visibility (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Dishdasha (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Took keen hold in rear, headway 5th, mistake 2 out, no impression after, 8th of 15, 15l behind Accumulate (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.
Mind How You Go (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 7th, chased winner under pressure after 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Migwell (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (C) sft in Feb '05.
Muntami (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, led approaching 2 out, hit and headed last, rallied to lead again towards finish, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May beating General Smith (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Red Moor (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from last, never near leaders, 6th of 15, 14l behind Accumulate (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.
Donovan (NZ) 10-3 (10-5) In touch, headway 7th, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 6l behind Sky Warrior (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Return Home 6-1 (11-3) Held up, headway 4 out, left 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace no impression, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Karo De Vindecy (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Dalriath 8-1 (11-1) Led until after 1st, chased leader until after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Silverhay (12-0) at Stratford 2m amt hcp hdl (4) gf.