Whistling Senator is only 4lb higher than when scoring at Huntingdon in May but, like Am I Blue and Kahsabelle, has plenty to prove on ground this soft. Cerveza Dinero looks interesting, however, making a swift reappearance after finishing second at Uttoxeter on Sunday while Minella Ranger has been placed in novice events at Worcester and Hereford, though beaten a long way on both occasions. Victor Echo, Numbercrucher and Romance Dance are all returning from lengthy breaks while A NUN WITH A GUN has been off again since finishing a close second at Aintree in June. She does, however, like easy going so it could be worth taking a chance on her fitness here.
Cerveza Dinero 9-2 (11-4) Prominent, led 3 out, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Coffee (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Am I Blue 7-2fav (10-13) Led until not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Mavalenta (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
A Nun With A Gun (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Held up 4th and last in touch, went 3rd 4 out, effort next, 2 lengths down in 2nd last, ridden and stayed on to press winner flat, just held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Pickworth (10-6) at Aintree 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jun.
Minella Ranger (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden after 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Vegas Cash (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Victor Echo (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake 4th, outpaced 3 out, 6th and beaten when mistake next, 5th of 8, 19l behind Pinerolo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Numbercruncher (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Slightly hampered 1st, towards rear, blundered last, stayed on strongly from last, took 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 13, 21l behind Gotoyourplay (11-2) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Romance Dance 50-1 (10-9) Never better than mid-division, 19th of 21, 39l behind Sparrow Hills (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan '11.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 11, 49l behind Akbabend (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Kahsabelle (FR) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leader on outside, hit and reminder after 8th, lost place after 4 out, behind when mistake next, plugged on to go moderate 4th when hit last, 4th of 10, 24l behind Victor Hewgo (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.