Red Current won this in 2011 but hasn't raced for more than a year. Paple Blessing has his first run for David Bridgwater while Well Owd Mon was well behind Glens Wobbly here in June. The latter beat four rivals over course and distance nine days ago and is only 2lb higher but has a bit to find with Vertueux on their run together here last year. The top weight has been out of sorts this term, however, while Sir Tyto didn't beat much at Brighton last time over shorter. HALLING'S WISH (NAP) has developed into a decent hurdler. He could be the one to beat here if translating that improvement to the Flat as he's still relatively unexposed.
Vertueux (FR) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, joined leader 8f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Royal Defence (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Halling's Wish Evensfav (9-2) Keen, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lucky Diva (8-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Sir Tyto (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Market Puzzle (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Glens Wobbly 12-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, led 10f out, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, led again over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, idled near finish, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Happy Families (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Paple Blessing (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Coolfighter (10-0) at Tramore 1m 4f clm stks.
Well Owd Mon 7-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Uncle Bernie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6).
Red Current 16-1 (8-11) Reard badly start, behind, headway on outside over 3f out, driven in 4th 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Arch Event (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug '13.
Party Palace 33-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Lily Edge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
En Reve 200-1 (9-0) Chased leader, pushed along over 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 34l behind Saab Almanal (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.