Kie has already won here and at Kelso but weakened rapidly at Kempton on his latest outing and may lack the scope of some of his rivals. The double penalty may also catch out Chadford, who has his sights lowered after contesting a Grade 1 at Chepstow but may struggle to confirm Catterick running in November with Uncle Bryn on 3lb worse terms. Red Inca should improve on his third at Wetherby but this can go to CREEKSIDE. Bought out of John Oxx's yard, he doesn't look entirely straightforward but appeared to have a lot in hand when beating Uncle Bryn on his debut and can beat his old rival again despite re-opposing on 6lb worse terms.
Chadford 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place 4th, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 48l behind Hollow Tree (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Kie (IRE) 6-4 (11-8) Led, hit 3rd, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened well before 2 out, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ranjaan (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Creekside 8-13fav (10-9) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led narrowly last, kept on well towards finish, won at Catterick 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan beating Uncle Bryn (11-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Cadore (IRE) 5-4fav (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon outpaced, 7th of 10, 39l behind Lexi's Boy (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Indian Emperor (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Spahi (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec (flat).
Laughing Jack 4-1 (10-11) Jumped left, led, driven and headed before 3 out, 4th and beaten when blundered next, 5th of 14, 34l behind Mica Mika (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Orthodox Lad 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed 3 out, no extra when not fluent last, 5th of 10, 16l behind Memorabilia (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Red Inca 10-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, closer order approaching 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, mistake 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Scoglio (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Uncle Bryn 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, led from 3rd, headed narrowly last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Creekside (10-9) at Catterick 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
West Brit (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace when green and jumped path after 3 out, 4th and held when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dark And Dangerous (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.