After winning his two previous starts, the handicapper appeared to have caught up with Ajzal judged on his latest third at Uttoxeter. The Quantum Kid recorded his only win over timber at this track and he's worth noting on his chase debut, but the vote goes last year's winner MISAMON. He's been threatening a return to winning ways of late and this looks slightly easier than his recent tasks. Streedagh Lady went close in a hunter chase last time and Mirage Prince arrives on the back of a couple of point-to-point wins.
Ajzal (IRE) 8-13fav (11-12) Led until after 6th, led 8th, ridden and went left before 2 out, headed after 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Pharaon De Touzaine (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
The Quantum Kid 11-2 (11-0) Led, not fluent 3rd, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 8, 35l behind Fair Gale (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Misamon (FR) 6-1 (11-1) In touch, chased leaders in 3rd when blundered 2 out, kept on to chase winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Carleton Place (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Streedagh Lady (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) In touch, led 2nd, 8 lengths clear last, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Dystonia's Revenge (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 5f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Alfloramoor 66-1 (11-10) Led, took keen hold, headed after 7th, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sunsetten (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf, 7 ran.
Mirage Prince (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led 2 out; rdn clr, won at Higham 3m ptp fm in May beating Can't Touch This (12-0) by 5l, 5 ran.
Hail Caesar (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3rd, led again after 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 45l behind Carleton Place (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.