Raised 9lb for winning at Bangor last month, DAMUT I’M OUT (NAP) found himself too far behind the winner at Stratford last time when making up lots of late ground to finish third. This extra distance will help his cause and Alastair Ralph’s charge can return to winning ways. Gentleman Moore last won over fences in 2016 but finished runner-up at Worcester last time while Ballyknock Cloud has slipped down the weights and posted a better effort over track and trip recently. Isle Road won over hurdles here last week and is 10lb higher back over the larger obstacles while Pointed And Sharp was placed over timber here in May but has fallen in both previous starts over fences.
Damut I'm Out (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced by front pair after 2 out, ridden and kept on after last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Magic River (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Pointed And Sharp (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, tracked leaders going well after 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, ridden and unable to quicken between last 2, kept on but no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Sizing At Midnight (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in May.
Ballyknock Cloud (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Prominent until 2nd, chased leaders, hampered 10th, outpaced after 4 out, switched right before 2 out, kept on, 4th of 13, 8l behind Battle Of Ideas (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Murray Mount (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, closer chasing leaders 4th, reminders after 7th, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Dovils Date (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Isle Road (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Made all, clear when pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Court Affairs (11-12) by 10l, 8 ran.
This Breac (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Led until 5th, chased leader until 13th, soon lost place, well behind from 15th, 7th of 11, dist behind Midnight Folie (11-4) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Gentleman Moore (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 8th, ridden and headed last, no impression on winner, kept on, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Samson (12-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
The Major 25-1 (10-1) In rear, not fluent 1st, some headway 11th, struggling 4 out, 8th of 13, 28 1/4l behind Battle Of Ideas (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Kingston Mimosa 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 10th, mistake 13th, behind next, stayed on from normal 3 out, no impression, 4th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Midnight Folie (11-4) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Starlit Night 50-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 6th, weakening when hampered and unseated rider 4 out, at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.