Zalgarry made a promising UK debut over 2m4f at Worcester but this looks a competitive affair, despite the small field. MISSION COMPLETE has stamina in abundance and last week's victory at Market Rasen will have given his confidence a boost. He has a penalty in this but still looks fairly treated on his best form and can get the better of Newton Abbot runner-up Benbane Head and the erratic Gap Of Dunloe, who won at the Devon track last month but is difficult to predict. Royal Riviera is capable of going well on his return, however, and preferred to the exposed Nicky Nutjob of the others.
Benbane Head (USA) 25-1 (10-8) Prominent, not fluent 7th, led when not fluent 3 out, headed before 2 out where mistake, stayed on flat, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Sheriff Hutton (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf.
Mission Complete (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Led or disputed lead until went on 9th, drew clear approaching 2 out, driven out, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Coronea Lilly (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Zalgarry (FR) 25-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, challenged last, soon led, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Don't Be Late (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Royal Riviera 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 14, 37l behind Amigo (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, headway to go 3rd, after 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on to lead close home, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul beating Detroit Red (11-4) by nk, 15 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, led next, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Tarvini (11-0) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.