Danehill Dante may do better now going handicapping but hasn't shown a great deal so far. DALIANCE should appreciate dropping back in trip and has shown enough to suggest he can win an ordinary contest like this. Oliver's Gold won at Uttoxeter nine days ago, though a 9lb rise looks harsh and Early Applause was beaten when falling at Perth. There has been little encouragement in the recent efforts of last year's winner Claude Carter, though he is only 2lb higher.
Muwalla 9-1 (11-1) Held up, outpaced 9th, well beaten after next, 5th of 6, 29l behind Lord Of Drums (10-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Daliance (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Held up, headway approaching 7th, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on front pair from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Jewel In The Sun (10-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Early Applause 11-2 (10-9) Last pair, hit 4th, pushed along and struggling in 5th before 2 out, no chance when fell last, in a race won by Lisbon (11-6) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul, 8 ran.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Chased leaders to 4th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, last of 13, well behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Claude Carter 10-1 (11-7) In touch in 4th and keen, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 6, 42l behind Parson's Punch (11-9) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Oliver's Gold 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, 2 lengths clear when hit last, ridden and edged left flat, kept on, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Annelko (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Danehill Dante (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 6th, soon outpaced, weakened before 3 out, last of 5, well behind Sky Khan (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gf in Jul.
Our Choice (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Cut The Cards (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jul, 7 ran.
Hilltime (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Took keen hold tracking leader, mistake 3rd, lost 2nd 3 out, lost 3rd well before next, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, 41l behind Cut The Cards (11-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Wheelavit (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led, mistake 5th, headed 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Brass Monkey (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
The Quantum Kid 16-1 (11-6) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, jumped slowly 3rd, every chance 3 out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 14, 7l behind Bolanderi (10-2) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep '11.
Ghaabesh (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 3rd, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Emerald Glade (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, hit 3rd, ridden and weakening when mistake 3 out, last of 6, 45l behind Lodgician (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Aughcarra (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Raced very wide chasing leaders, went 2nd 8th until soonafter 3 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on to 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Sonofagun (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.