NORTH STAR OSCAR has been on the go for a while but probably produced a new career-best when getting back to winning ways at Worcester. He has 8lb more to carry here but Harry Teal claims 3lb and a follow-up may be on the cards. Ballyfarsoon made all at Aintree in June but didn’t run to that form at Market Rasen a week later and has had a break since. Rubytwo hasn’t raced since May but has started favourite in three of her seven runs over hurdles and she hails from the yard that won this in 2017. Passam is also still a maiden but was placed twice at Taunton at the start of the year.
Fifth Symphony (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Chased leader until 5th, mistake next, lost place before 7th, soon behind, pulled up after, at Warwick 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Passam 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, led after 2nd, edged right before not fluent 2 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Soldier Of Love (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp (4) gd in Feb.
Cash To Ash (IRE) 11-4jfav (11-10) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, effort 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Virnon (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
North Star Oscar (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Raced wide, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders before 6th, led before 2 out until the last, rallied gamely under pressure to lead again close home, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Oct beating Do You Know What (11-8) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Ballyfarsoon (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead after 3 out to before next, soon ridden and one pace, no impression before last, 4th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Diamond Rose (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Rubytwo 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, effort 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 13, 17 1/4l behind Im Too Generous (11-10) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Petitioner (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Platform Nineteen (9-3) at York 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
No Trumps 8-1 (11-12) Close up, headway 8th, chased leader next, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 11, 33 1/4l behind Border Victor (11-7) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
The Sting (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, dist behind Border Victor (11-7) at Wetherby 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar.
Vintage Glen (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 13, dist behind Schiehallion Munro (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gd in Feb.
Seapoint (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, never a threat, 3rd of 9, 5 3/4l behind Master Vintage (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.