VICTOR LEUDORUM was due to reappear in a much stronger race last week, and while this engagement is no gimme, Charlie Mann will be hoping that his Listed class hurdler can follow up a win at Ascot. Twirling Magnet fell at the last at Worcester having looked in with a chance of collecting. Jonjo O'Neill's charge has to be respected if that spill hasn't dented his confidence. Peachey Moment is on a losing run although his better efforts have obtained during the summertime. French Ties is the only course and distance winner in the field and small field sizes have historically seemed to bring out the best in him. Saphir Des Bois represents a yard that had a shock 1-2 in a bumper at Worcester earlier in the month, so any market confidence behind the ex-Peter Bowen inmate is duly noted.
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, a narrow lead when fell last, in a race won by Buachaill Alainn (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Held up in 5th, went 4th at 13th, pushed along and outpaced when blundered 4 out, 4th of 6, 26l behind Bold Chief (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Saphir Des Bois (FR) 2-1fav (11-9) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, headway when mistake 4 out, not fluent next, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Overlut (11-7) at Stratford 2m 1f hts chs (6) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
French Ties (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, blundered badly 15th, modest progress after 3 out, no impression, well beaten when mistake last, 11th of 14, 34l behind Lexicon Lad (10-11) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Peachey Moment (USA) 9-2 (10-13) Held up in 5th, hit 7th, went 3rd approaching 12th, plugged on same pace and no chance from 4 out, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Dantes King (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf.
An Capall Mor (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) In touch, pushed along after 4th, ridden before 6th, lost place approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, 26l behind Mibleu (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.