It's interesting to see the three-year-old Bathwick Scanno fast-tracked into handicap company after just three starts - this longer trip could suit. Stablemate Ladyvie has struggled to make an impact since arriving from France, however, while No Woman No Cry was found wanting off his new mark at Newton Abbot last time. O'Callaghan Strand may also be in the handicapper's grip and the assessor has taken no chances with prolific pointer Saint Peray. FRESHER FISHING returns from a break but looked a reformed character over 3m here in April. He could take all the beating again if the blinkers work a second time and is preferred to recent Newton Abbot winner Southway Star.
Saint Peray (FR) (11-7) won at Pentreclwydau 3m ptp fm in May, 1 ran.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 7-4fav (11-7) Held up, went second 5th, ridden 3out, no extra last, 3rd of 4, 17l behind Rhyton (10-1) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Ladyvie (FR) 11-4fav (10-10) Driven along throughout, led until narrowly headed 6th, led again next, driven and headed 9th, lost 2nd before next, no chance with leading duo from 3 out, 3rd of 8, 28l behind Tae Kwon Do (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Sep.
No Woman No Cry 6-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, beaten before next, 4th of 11, 14l behind Caddie Master (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Fresher Fishing (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Made all, pushed along 7th, not fluent 8th, ridden after next, not fluent 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent last, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) fm in Apr beating Orion Express (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Final Flyer (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 9th, chased leaders from 3 out, went 3rd and hung left after 2 out, lost 3rd last, no extra flat, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Winning Show (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Sep.
Bathwick Scanno (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Pressed leader at fast pace, reminders after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 32l behind Alfraamsey (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Edgevine 20-1 (10-10) Held up, ridden after 8th, some headway after 9th, no impression, 12th of 16, 31l behind Rannoch Moor (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Southway Star 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, soon driven clear, stayed on well (no time taken), won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Tigger (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.