Novellen Lad has dropped to a fair mark after a long losing run and showed signs of a revival last time. JONTLEMAN couldn't handle Chester but had been running so well previously that the run should be forgiven and he looks the one to be on. Light From Mars didn't handle the soft ground at Haydock so wouldn't want any rain though he has a very good chance on his previous run behind Crew Cut here. Bajan Bear is generally consistent and scored on the soft at Windsor last month so rain would do his chances no harm.
Conry (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, took keen hold, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 16l behind Ocean Tempest (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside over 1f out, never involved, 10th of 14, 10l behind Burning Thread (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Piscean (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Zero Money (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Light From Mars 9-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Ashpan Sam (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Rasaman (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 5l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Jontleman (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Space Artist (9-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Dance With Dragons (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Breccbennach (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Bajan Bear 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort towards stands' side 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 11, 7l behind Hadaj (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division towards inside, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 13, 5l behind Footstepsintherain (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kylladdie 13-2 (9-7) In rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 17l behind Dr Red Eye (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul '12.
Afkar (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Future Reference (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.