Serenity Now already has placed efforts at Wetherby and Sedgefield to his name and is likely to be a factor again here. Got The Nac was fourth at Down Royal earlier this month while fellow Irish raider Res Ipsa Loquitur stayed on in the closing stages at Punchestown and should improve. Gurkha Brave was prominent for a long way at Warwick last December but hasn't been seen since and we prefer DEGOOCH. He's following a well-worn path for his yard having won a point-to-point at Toomebridge in May - he should have the pace for this. Chidswell could be the best of the newcomers.
Caldew Lad (IRE) Aahsaylad gelding out of Princess Le Moss.
Chester Legend 33-1 (10-10) Chased leading trio, outpaced over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 38l behind Lagan Canal (11-1) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Chidswell (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Manacured.
Degooch (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Ld/disp until clr ldr 3rd, 5l clr 1/2way, jnd 3out, went 6l clr 2out, red3l adv appr last, comfortably, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp in May beating Ram (11-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Got The Nac (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Mid-division, 6th halfway, closer 3f out, pushed along in 4th 2f out, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 23l behind Moonshine Lad (11-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft.
Gurkha Brave (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Werenearlyoutofit (10-13) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Kilquiggan (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 11l behind Indevan (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Ride The Range (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Jade River.
Serenity Now (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Classic Move (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Surging Seas (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Musardiere.
Thatildee (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Mid-division, closed 13f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 41l behind Line D'aois (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Utopian 8-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway to track leaders halfway, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 15l behind Ocean Waves (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Wildest Dreams Flemensfirth gelding out of Suspicious Minds.
Wolf Sword (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Dame O'neill.
Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear and never a factor, moderate 10th entering straight and kept on final furlong, 7th of 13, 15l behind Neck Or Nothing (11-3) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Spinning Away 40-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.