Winning form is in notably short supply although Van Diemens Land did go close when finishing third in a similar race at Fontwell, and Theoystercatcher gets to take her chance off the same mark as she had when a distant second here in June. BUDDY LOVE won a bumper at Towcester on debut and having left Martin Keighley to join Nigel Twiston-Davies, we'll hope that the combination of new surroundings and a tongue-strap can bring about a return to form. Hollow Heartbeat makes a debut for Brendan Powell and though he is still a maiden; the market will give us a fair idea as to what to anticipate on his first experience of a quicker surface. Bold Raider has been beaten out of sight on his five career starts but is sure to be popular with Tony McCoy aboard.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, beaten 3 out, weakening when not fluent next, 9th of 13, 40l behind Emerald Glade (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Bold Raider (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, 10th of 13, well behind Bravo Riquet (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Kilderry Dean (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 35l behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Theoystercatcher (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway from 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 15l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Buddy Love 5-2fav (11-1) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd next, until soonafter 3 out, remained in 3rd and pushed along, outpaced before next, not fluent and lost 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 15, 41l behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Plug In Baby 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, pushed along after 4 out, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 12, 4l behind Divine Folly (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, hampered 6th, ridden and weakened 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Moscow In April (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.
William Percival (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Led til hdd last; rallied cl home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Tresor De La Vie (12-0) at Exmoor 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Newmans Boy 20-1 (10-0) Led, not fluent 4th, headed before 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 11, 42l behind Emerald Glade (10-11) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Glenwood Present (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway before 6th, ridden before 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 38l behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Kilshanna (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, blundered 9th, pushed along before 4 out, soon outpaced, 7th of 13, 24l behind The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.