EMOTIVE deserves a win after his consistent run of placed efforts and he has a good chance in this Handicap Chase although Troodos Jet has claims on the pick of his form and Crofton Arch should go well off bottom weight. In the frame in five starts this terms the pick was only beaten by an easy winner last time out. He races off the same mark again and whilst running this well he has a chance of going in this time. Troodos Jet hasn't always found a great deal when asked the question but did win a couple of starts over Hurdles in the winter. He's run well in defeat in the last few starts so and looks booked to give his running again under the same burden. Crofton Arch grabbed his course and distance win in June but has a bit to prove after his lesser effort off this rating twos starts ago while his last start is ignored as he raced from well outside the handicap. Wesleydale Web has it to prove over fences but is in form over hurdles so might been seen to better effect but with that doubt remaining Emotive should score while on this run of results.
Lukie Victor (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Close up, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, ridden and weakening when blundered badly 2 out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Misamon (10-11) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (4) gf.
High Stand Lad 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 10, 27l behind King Roonah (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Emotive 9-2 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2 out, kept on from last, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind King Roonah (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Hapthor 40-1 (10-2) Held up behind, headway and in touch 4th, led 6th, jumped right next, soon headed and outpaced, rallied 2 out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Roznic (10-8) at Hexham 2m 4f sell (5) gf in Jun.
Pinewood Legend (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, collidied with running rail on bend after 1st, jockey unbalanced and lost iron briefly, effort approaching 5th, soon beaten, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ardesia (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Ice Image (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, led 8th, headed 11th, weakened last, 5th of 10, 17l behind King Roonah (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Wensleydale Web 16-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 7th, ridden after 2 out, carried right last, led flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf beating Zoenicibel (10-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Well Oiled (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, led 1st until next, led 5th until before 3 out, soon led again, headed after 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 17l behind Ormus (10-1) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jun.
Troodos Jet 13-2 (10-7) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 6th, chased winner from 3 out, no impression from last, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Ruby Isabel (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Jun.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, kept on from last, no impression, 4th of 10, 19l behind Turbo Shandy (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Crofton Arch 33-1 (10-0) Held up behind, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 32l behind Retrievethelegend (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf.