Rebecca Curtis drops Anger Management into a seller after just one run over hurdles but he'll need to settle better if he's to get home. However despite Tony McCoy switching to ride Anger Management, Jonjo O'Neill's VIMIERO may be the one to beat in this grade despite conceding weight to all bar Hes Our Lad. The latter has a long absence to overcome and seems to reserve his best for Stratford, but Run Along Boy should go well having been placed at Worcester and Southwell in his last two starts.
Hes Our Lad (IRE) Evensfav (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Aug '12 beating Alfraamsey (10-4) by 4l, 6 ran.
Vimiero (USA) 11-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 7th, 4th and one pace 3 out, well held by leaders, 4th of 8, 18l behind Dark Spirit (10-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd.
Anger Management (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Held up in last, not fluent 1st or 2nd, mistake 4th, headway on outside 6th, went 2nd from next until before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 41l behind Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Cash Injection 20-1 (11-9) Held up well off the pace towards rear, headway and plugged on approaching 2 out, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 14, 11l behind Argaum (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Jazz City 50-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, well beaten when mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by North London (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Sep, 13 ran.
Peter Muck 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 7th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Creepy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Run Along Boy 10-1 (11-9) Held up in mid-division, pushed along in 5th after 3 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, took modest 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Harangue (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Si Bien (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden after 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 8, 23l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Ruby Valentine (FR) 66-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 15, 41l behind Gap Of Dunloe (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Wadham Hill 66-1 (10-7) Always behind, 10th of 11, 45l behind Sugar Hiccup (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.