There's just a chance that the extra half-mile will suit the relatively unexposed Newton Abbot third CHAPELLE DU ROI and this won't take much winning. Himrayn, second twice at Newton Abbot recently, hasn't managed a win over hurdles in 16 attempts but Gwili Spar has claims on his latest third at Ffos Las and Knockgraffon Lad arrives off the back of a couple of placed efforts at Worcester. Flicka Williams has the potential to be better of these but has his first start since November last year.
Flicka Williams (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In rear, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 13, 10l behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Tara Warrior (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leaders until pushed along and weakened 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Harangue (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 12 ran.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort after 3 out, every chance next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Anton Dolin (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 40-1 (11-6) Led, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 48l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Chapelle Du Roi (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went left 2nd, hampered next, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression from next, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Leader Of The Land (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 37l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Himrayn 5-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, headway to go 3rd before 2 out, soon every chance, kept on and held from last, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Sedgemoor Express (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Roseini (IRE) 7-2fav (10-4) Mid-division, closed on inside 6th, weakened 3 out, 13th of 18, 50l behind Prince Pippin (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Jeanry (FR) 16-1 (10-6) Prominent, not much room and lost place 5th, well held after, 9th of 16, 26l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Gwili Spar 4-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd and every chance 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, 4 lengths down and held when blundered last, weakened into 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, dropped to 4th at 7th, reminders and weakened after 3 out, carried left last, last of 4, 18l behind Bold Raider (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.