South Wing looks to be facing a stiff task under top weight here, while Honorary Title is probably best watched on his first start since April 2010. Glingerbank still looks too high in the weights, while Baccalaureate has been beaten in sellers lately and this looks on the sharp side for Scots Dragoon, though he is well treated over hurdles nowadays. Neither Los Nadis nor GRANDAD BILL have shown much over hurdles lately but both are recent winners on the Flat and it's the latter, now 11lb lower than when scoring at Musselburgh in February last year, who gets the vote.
South Wing (IRE) 10-3 (11-8) Held up, no impression from before 3 out, 9th of 12, 29l behind Benefitthewest (9-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul.
Fixed Fee (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 15th of 20, well behind Gala Dancer (10-10) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 gd in Jul.
Honorary Title (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, ridden and edged left after 2 out, clear last, ran on well, won at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr '10 beating Lucaindubai (10-7) by 11l, 9 ran.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-2 (11-4) Led until hit 5th, soon led again, mistake and headed next, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 9, 27l behind Martin Scruff (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Glingerbank (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, ridden and headway after 3 out, kept on same pace before last, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Westlin' Winds (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Jul.
Baccalaureate (FR) 4-1 (11-1) Led, headed before 2 out, ridden to chase winner until before last, kept on, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Sansili (9-13) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Scots Dragoon 8-1 (11-3) Led, jumped slowly and headed 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Calypso Bay (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Grandad Bill (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, lost place after 5th, hampered soon after, no impression after, 9th of 14, 19l behind Knight Valliant (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.