Dan Skelton runs three in this but attention will be focused on PRETTY RECKLESS. She may be 0-7 over hurdles but was in decent form over fences earlier this year and is potentially well treated on those efforts. Jockey bookings would suggest Ayelya is the pick of Olly Murphy’s pair but she lacks a recent run. Kiruna Peak suffered a heavy fall here at the start of the month but wasn’t beaten far at Fontwell the time before and still has some scope.
Premier Rose (IRE) 8-11fav (10-10) Held up in rear, in touch 7th, just over 1 length down and ridden when left in lead on bend before 2 out, bumped by rival before 2 out, went right and not fluent last, headed flat, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Guerrilla Tactics (10-13) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Ayelya (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led and soon clear, not fluent at 4th, reduced advantage at 5th, not fluent 4 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace before last, 5th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Athloman Cottage (11-8) at Tramore 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.
Kiruna Peak (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, went 2nd from 3 out, staying on and 2 lengths off winner when went left, dived at the last and fell, at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Pretty Reckless (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-0) Held up in last, not fluent 3rd, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Red Square Revival (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Darlyn 33-1 (10-5) Held up, took closer order halfway, chased leaders after 4 out, weakened last, 4th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Aardwolf (11-2) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Jun.
Newt 25-1 (11-12) Slowly away, held up towards rear on outside, headway 3rd, not fluent next, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 9, 36l behind Eric The Third (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Crumpledandcreased (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch in rear, blundered 3rd, chased clear leaders in 4th after 2 out, never on terms, weakened last, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Secret Escape (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) gf in Jul.
Fifty Peach Way 22-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed after normal 2 out, weakened before omitted last, soon lost 3rd, 4th of 10, 33l behind Grageelagh Girl (11-4) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gf in Jun.
Kristal Hart 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along to close 4f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Warofindependence (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in May.
Midnight Aurora 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, soon struggling, behind 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 10, dist behind Sue Be It (11-4) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gf in Jun.
Blue Lobster (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 5th, 9th of 11, dist behind Simply The Betts (11-0) at Warwick 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Sprogzilla 14-1 (10-9) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, mistake next and 5th, weakened before 3 out, soon lost touch, 6th of 8, dist behind Tidal Watch (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
May Mist 66-1 (10-11) In touch, mistake 5th, weakened next, 8th of 12, dist behind Celestial Path (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gd in Jun.