Kusadasi is in good form but has been put up 8lb since finishing second to Five Out Of Five at Newton Abbot and is unlikely to be much of a price in this. Jive Master hasn't really looked like winning so far over fences and is now tried in blinkers and course winner Stormyisland Ahead hasn't been firing lately, though this looks a little easier than recent tests. CHANGING LANES had an outing over hurdles last month to blow away a few cobwebs. He has a decent strike rate and the going will suit so David Rees' 10-year-old could be a bit of value with Adam Wedge taking off 3lb. Merrydown Vintage is still a maiden and weakened quickly at Cartmel last month.
Kusadasi (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Led to 10th, remained close up, ridden before 2 out, one pace and mistake last, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Five Out Of Five (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Jul.
Changing Lanes 9-1 (11-12) Led until after 2nd, remained close up, led 6th, ridden and headed 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 28l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-7) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Michigan Assassin (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, headed 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 4th of 11, 7l behind Roc De Guye (10-6) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Stormyisland Ahead 28-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, closed 8th, went 2nd 12th until 4 out, losing place when jumped left, mistake and rider lost irons briefly 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 44l behind Favoured Nation (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Jive Master (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leader, led 2nd until 4th, lost 2nd before reminders 6th, pushed along in 3rd before next, lost 3rd next, reminders before 9th, struggling in 4th 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 8, 37l behind Alba King (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Point West (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 10, 41l behind Papradon (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jul.
Lady Myfanwy 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, plugged on from 15th, went remote 4th before 4 out, 4th of 10, 29l behind Lord Lescribaa (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Merrydown Vintage (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Held up, soon mid-division, headway approaching 13th, went 2nd after last, weakened on home turn, 3rd of 14, 24l behind Nicky Tam (10-1) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Rifleman (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, lost place before jumping slowly 4th, behind 12th, tailed off, 6th of 10, 49l behind Roseneath (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place 4th, well beaten when hampered 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.