It's a couple of years since Delphi Mountain showed any worthwhile form but Manger Hanagment won off a 2lb higher mark at Taunton in April and veteran Mibleu showed himself to be still capable at this level when scoring at Uttoxeter in June - he appears to have the beating of Bennys Quest on that run. But TROOPER CLARENCE is back on a decent mark so gets another chance to end his losing run as he does best in small fields and won by 12 lengths the last time he raced in this lower grade.
Trooper Clarence 5-2 (11-2) Close up in 3rd, not fluent 2nd, chased winner approaching 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, went left last, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Oceana Gold (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leader unil 7th, soon ridden, not fluent 9th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 27l behind Dineur (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place and reminders after 6th, struggling next, soon behind, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Piment D'estruval (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Mibleu (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, driven 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 7, 28l behind Temple Lord (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, effort to lead narrowly 3 out, ridden and headed last, kept on flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Citrus Mark (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.