Gordon Elliott's yard shows little sign of emerging from the doldrums so Bouggietopieces is passed over here. Former Elliott inmate Manger Hanagment has plenty to prove at present but Shine A Diamond is starting to look well treated and will be happier back over fences. STROBE has already won four times over this course and distance and came right back to form at Bangor last month. He's 6lb higher but Adam Nicol is good value for his 3lb claim and Lucy Normile's charge looks the one to beat.
Bouggietopieces 4-1fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out to chase leaders, kept on, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Johnny Go (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Chased leaders on outside, lost place after 5th, behind from 7th, 6th of 8, 35 1/4l behind Mac's Grey (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Strobe 20-1 (10-10) Led until 5th, led again next, headed 10th, every chance last, kept on under pressure to lead again post, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating According To Sarah (11-12) by ns, 10 ran.
Mister D (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Towards rear, struggling halfway, 8th of 10, 36 1/2l behind Xaarcet (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Karingo 25-1 (10-3) Towards rear, struggling halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Shine A Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway approaching 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, left 4th last, 4th of 8, 10 1/2l behind The Absent Mare (10-0) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, in touch 7th, not fluent 9th, not fluent and lost place 11th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Champagne Agent (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway after 5th (usual 9th), chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 9, 10l behind The Backup Plan (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Roc De Prince 16-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and lost place over 4f out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Asian Wing (9-6) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp (6) gs in Aug.