Royal Peak was all out to win by a head at Worcester on Monday and could be worth opposing here under a 7lb penalty. Jigsaw Financial was beaten off his new mark at Worcester last time and may also be in the handicapper's grip now, though does have the beating of William Percival on the form book. It's a long time since course specialist No Woman No Cry showed any worthwhile form while The Oystercatcher is still a maiden but BLUE SIGNAL has a won a chase and a couple of point-to-points and seems to enjoy fast going. He's fitted with a hood after a disappointing effort last month and is fancied to bounce back.
Royal Peak (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders on inside, led 9th, clear before 3 out, edged right after 3 out, challenged flat, held on, won at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating She Is A Cracker (10-3) by hd, 15 ran.
Blue Signal (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind Band Of Thunder (10-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Theoystercatcher (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Jumped right at times, prominent, lost place 3rd, headway after 6th, led 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon headed, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-13) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Safferano (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 3rd, went left 5th, lost touch approaching 7th, soon well behind, 8th of 10, well behind Cloudingstar (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Jigsaw Financial (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure after 4 out, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Fromthetop (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
No Woman No Cry 9-2 (11-6) Towards rear, mistake 1st, headway before 4 out, weakened 3 out, 7th of 10, 43l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-7) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Carobello (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up in 7th, not fluent 2nd, ridden and behind before next, 5th of 8, 36l behind Cool Macavity (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Plug In Baby 25-1 (10-5) Behind, mistake 2nd, fell next, in a race won by Harangue (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 14 ran.
William Percival (IRE) 18-1 (10-1) Led or disputed lead, clear advantage 7th, headed 4 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 11l behind Fromthetop (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Not A Doctor (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway 7th, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 9, 19l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-13) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.