This handicap has attracted a big field, despite the paltry prize money. The ultra-consistent Erdeli heads the weights but was beaten in a seller at Bangor last month. Marju King's best recent form is over further but there are possibilities about recent Worcester winner Quaddick Lake and The Lemonpie, who was second at Market Rasen having got off the mark at Uttoxeter in July. DUKES ART got outpaced over 2m at Southwell last time but still finished ahead of Worcester winner Canadian Diamond and should be suited by this stiffer test of stamina. Though still a maiden, he's starting to look well handicapped and could be the answer to this tricky puzzle.
Erdeli (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leader, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Cordillera (9-10) at Bangor 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Dancing Jack (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, slightly hampered 5th, headway approaching last, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Max Milano (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on outside 3 out, soon chased leaders under pressure, weakened after next, 6th of 10, 48l behind Tamarillo Grove (10-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Marju King (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway under pressure before 2 out, stayed on to dispute 3rd when not much room last, no impression with leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Bathwick Man (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
First Beauty (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, lost 3rd last 100 yards, no extra, 4th of 11, 10l behind Greyfriars Drummer (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Dukes Art 10-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway on inside, 6th, chased leaders 3 out, went 3rd next, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 10, 23l behind Tamarillo Grove (10-4) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Hi Note 25-1 (11-0) In touch, pressed leader 5th, led narrowly 3 out, headed before next, one pace approaching last, 5th of 17, 18l behind Bobowen (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Quaddick Lake (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Held up behind, steady headway on inside 5th, led narrowly approaching 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Maid Of Silk (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Schumpters Lad (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by The Disengager (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Theroadtogorey (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent 4th or 6th, behind next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Keenes Day (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, struggling after 7th, some late headway, never on terms, 6th of 13, 21l behind Mexican Bob (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Stentorian (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no impression before next, 11th of 13, well behind Dirty Bertie (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun.
Cossack Prince 33-1 (11-2) Led until 3rd, stayed prominent, weakened before 3 out, mistake last, 16th of 19, well behind Union Saint (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
The Lemonpie (GER) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked winner, ridden before last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Favours Brave (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Osmosia (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, jumped right 5th, struggling 7th, headway 3 out, weakened last, 7th of 14, 27l behind Southway Star (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Tower 9-2 (11-6) Started slowly, always behind, 10th of 15, 38l behind Cresswell Bramble (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.