Point-to-point winner RUDDY ARTICLE made a decent start over timber when third to Number One London and Paul Nicholl's charge can land this with normal progress. Only Gorgeous also ran well on his hurdling bow over these obstacles and Part And Parcel was not beaten far at Worcester earlier in the month. Mont Choisy landed a bumper at the same track and goes hurdling for the first time but Air Glider looks a bigger threat on his second in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter last time.
Air Glider (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, headway after 7th, challenged 3 out, led next, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Oculist (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Botney Bay (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Mid div, mstk 4th, slw jmp 6out & rdn to hold tch, detchd 5out, no ex 3out, pu well bef 2out, at Stradbally 3m mdn gd in Apr.
Indiana Oscar 25-1 (10-0) In rear, jumped right at times, well beaten 4 out, pulled up after next, at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in May.
Indian Dancer (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) (cp) in tch to 13, 4th of 7, 17 1/2l behind Pasternak Jack (12-0) at Flete Park 3m gf in Apr.
Merry Mast (USA) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, weakened after 6th, mistake and tailed off next, pulled up after, at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Mont Choisy (FR) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden inside final furlong, led narrowly last 50 yards, just held on, won at Worcester 2m (6) gf in Jun beating Rollo's Reflection (11-0) by shd, 5 ran.
Part And Parcel (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 2 out, mistake and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Towering (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f (4) gf in Jul.
Polo The Mumm (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Led 2-10; grad wknd aft 14; pu aft 3 out, at Littlewindsor 3m gs in May.
Quick N' Easy (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Gave trouble before start, behind, not fluent 5th, soon well tailed off, pulled up before 7th, at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Ruddy Article (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Led, jumped left, headed before 2 out, one pace in 3rd last, no extra flat, 3rd of 10, 8 1/4l behind Number One London (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Sturmwind (GER) 80-1 (10-8) Towards rear, never threatened, 5th of 10, 37l behind Applesandpierres (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gf in Jun.
Cecile De Volanges 5-2 (11-7) Held up & bhnd; prog 2 out; str run flat; just failed, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bellflower Boy (12-0) at Bratton Down 4m 1f gd in May.
Only Gorgeous (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked winner, not fluent 6th, led before 2 out, not fluent and hurdle, ridden and edged right before last, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Bells Of Ailsworth (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul.