Quito Du Tresor would have outclassed these in his pomp and is still respected. He sports cheekpieces for the first time at the age of 12 and Tom Scudamore is an excellent booking. He now tends to reserve his best for Musselburgh though and NEFYN BAY is preferred. The gelding, another to wear first-time cheekpieces as well as a tongue tie, has taken well to fences, scoring at Wincanton and a close Stratford second last time. A soft ground winner over timber in early 2015, he should have more to offer over fences. Son Of My Heart is fascinating as he makes only a third start over fences at eleven. He shaped with some promise on his first run for Gordon Elliott here last month and will be a major danger if his top-notch handler can exact further improvement off an attractive mark.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 4th, 3rd 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 27 1/2l behind Le Grand Chene (10-6) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Led to 6th, led again next, headed 4 out (water), chased winner until ridden and weakened after last, tailed off, 5th of 11, dist behind Munsaab (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Nefyn Bay 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, led after 6th, ridden between last 2, hard pressed last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Presenting Streak (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Son Of My Heart (USA) 5-2fav (11-12) Held up, ridden 14th, no impression until stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Vision De La Vie (11-3) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Formidableopponent (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up, headway 3rd, 2nd before 7th until jumped slowly 8th, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 36l behind Endeavor (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.