Marmas, a winner over 2m on the Flat, showed promise on his hurdles bow at Wetherby and should be open to further improvement. But KILLALA QUAY is difficult to get away from having won easily at Aintree - he can defy his penalty. Rearrange showed ability on the Flat in France and should leave her Catterick run behind in time with Hexham third Just Fabulous among the pick of the remainder.
Killala Quay 10-3 (10-12) Held up, headway 7th, not fluent next, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led approaching last, ran on well to draw clear flat, won at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun beating Billfromthebar (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.
Giant Hercules (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 5f out, 7th of 9, well behind Bugsy's Girl (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Kukurudu (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Towards rear, not always fluent, headway after 7th, never on terms, well held 4th when mistake 2 out, 4th of 11, 35l behind Letsby Avenue (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Nudge The Nugget 150-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Oneofapear (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, last of 15, 37l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun (flat).
Wintered Well (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Thunder Sheik (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Marmas 12-1 (10-7) Mid-division, wandered before 2nd, headway before 6th, challenged 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Loose Preformer (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Red Tortue (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Howrwedoin.
Just Fabulous 4-1 (10-7) Held up in touch in last, took keen hold, progess to chase winner before 5th, no impression when lost 2nd and not fluent last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Great Oak (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Rearrange 15-2 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 36l behind Amber Cloud (10-7) at Catterick 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.