Kellys Brow should appreciate the step up in trip having got off the mark over 2m at Uttoxeter but he has to give 4lb to RAAJIH, who has shot up the weights but didn't do a lot wrong when runner-up to the much-improved Bobowen last time, though you could certainly give the luckless Catch The Fire a chance of beating Gordon Elliott's charge on a line through the winner. Ryton Runner may have to wait a little longer before opening his account and Red Riverman ran a shocker at Worcester and isn't certain to stay this far while Talk Of Saafend's form is also over shorter.
Kellys Brow (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to challenge before 2 out (usual 3 out), led on bit approaching bypassed 2 out, driven clear before last, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul beating My Oh Mount Brown (10-12) by 12l, 9 ran.
Raajih 14-1 (10-9) In touch on outside, wandered 4th, headway and effort 3 out, soon pressed winner, kept on, held flat, 2nd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Bobowen (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd 2 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd near finish and closed on winner, just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind Vallani (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Red Riverman 11-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, in 3rd and weakening when blundered 2 out, 6th of 7, 41l behind Marie Des Anges (10-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jul.
Catch The Fire 8-1 (10-13) Behind, headway into mid-division after 3 out, 5th and outpaced next, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with easy winner (disqualified), in a race won by Bobowen (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 15 ran.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, lost place 3 out, weakened next, last of 8, 47l behind Desolait (11-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Glaced Over 8-1 (11-1) Held up on outside, headway 5th, ridden to chase leading pair after 2 out, kept on same pace flat, no impression, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Desolait (11-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Momkinzain (USA) 15-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden after 2 out, well held in 6th when fell last, in a race won by Geminus (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Nay Secret 50-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 35l behind Hi George (10-10) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in May.