Representingceltic has been chasing and may not have the speed to cope with a switch back to hurdles. The Tracey Shuffle is starting to come down the weights and showed a bit more at Perth last time while Guards Chapel has run well on the Flat since beating a subsequent winner here last month and can't be ruled out. Della Sun and CHILWORTH SCREAMER are both running well and, though upped in grade, have to go on the short-list again. Chris Gordon's mare is probably the better handicapped and can strike off bottom weight as Don't Stop Me Now may need another run.
Guards Chapel 7-1 (11-8) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, le dbefore 2 out, soon clear, kept on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug beating Mount Vesuvius (10-13) by 11l, 8 ran.
The Tracey Shuffle 5-2fav (11-10) Led, headed 2out, soon one paced, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Toye Native (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Della Sun (FR) 4-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, headway on outside 3 out, went 2nd last, ridden to lead flat, kept on, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug beating Listen And Learn (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Escort'men (FR) 6-1 (11-9) In touch in rear, mistakes, outpaced 8th, 9 lengths last when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Manger Hanagment (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Apr, 5 ran.
Prophete de Guye (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Held up, headway 10th, ridden and struggling from 16th, mistake and well held from 18th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Billie Magern (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Representingceltic (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Held up, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, hit 2 out, led approaching last, headed flat, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Oscar Close (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Don't Stop Me Now (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, soon clear, not fluent 6 out and next, reduced lead from before 4 out, headed before next, soon no extra, 9th of 14, well behind Fourth Class (11-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Aug.
Chilworth Screamer 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden after 7th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on final 100 yards, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind As I Am (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.