Tidal Way followed up his debut second at Stratford by showing a nice turn of foot to beat previous winner Halogen at Bangor. He shouldn't be far away but there probably wasn't a lot between Charlie Longsdon's grey and AMORALIST on the Flat and Nicky Henderson's newcomer gets 7lb here. He will almost certainly know his job and can get off to a winning start as River Valley doesn't look entirely trustworthy and Waving's fourth at Dundalk in July was probably a fluke. Lee Edwards also prefers stablemate Arte Del Calcio.
Tidal Way (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th, led 6th, headed 3 out, soon led again, clear last, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Halogen (11-2) by 7l, 5 ran.
Amoralist 7-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Siouxperhero (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul (flat).
Arte Del Calcio 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, fell 5th, in a race won by Juno The Muffinman (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft, 9 ran.
In The Crowd (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and hung right over 3f out, weakening when slightly hampered 2f out, 7th of 10, 21l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul (flat).
Khan Of Khans (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, edged right when weakening over 2f out, last of 7, 38l behind Silver Lime (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep '11 (flat).
Leonards Pride (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along 8f out, reminders over 6f out, losing place when not much room on bend over 2f out, 11th of 12, 26l behind Neige D'antan (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Marshall Art 100-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec (flat).
River Valley 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, hampered 2nd, reminder after next, led 4th, headed next, weakened approaching 6th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Spanish Fork (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Sep, 8 ran.
Sakhee Bob 25-1 (10-9) In rear, not fluent, pecked 1st, ridden 5th, soon lost touch, mistake 6th, clattered through last, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Alborz (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Vasco D'ycy (FR) (10-7) won at Moulins(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Aug beating Very Heaven (9-10) by 2l, 10 ran (flat).
Waving 9-1 (9-3) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and outpaced when hung right over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Shea (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct (flat).