Skylancer could complete a quick double for the Tim Vaughan yard but is conceding 14lb to AGRICULTURAL, who is capable on his day as he proved at Uttoxeter in June. He's turned in a couple of poor efforts since but those were in better company. Long Distance was third to Urban Kode, who runs in the previous race, three weeks ago while Romanesco won by 20 lengths over fences at Ffos Las when last seen but seems to need heavy ground to show his best. King Brex, Toshi and Front Rank all seem to be on the downgrade.
Skylancer 5-1 (11-7) Jumped right, chased clear leader, closed 5th, lost 2nd before 2 out where went badly right and left 2nd again, led and went right last, driven out, just held on, all out, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Mia's Vic (11-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Romanesco (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, led and mistake 4 out, drawing clear when jumped right 2 out, went right again last, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in May beating Qaspal (11-12) by 20l, 4 ran.
King Brex (DEN) 18-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, lost place before 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 9, 33l behind Constant Contact (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f Ladies Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gs in Jul.
Toshi (USA) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, ridden to go 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Cool Baranca (9-13) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Long Distance (FR) 8-1 (11-0) In rear, headway 3out, ridden next, kept on flat, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Urban Kode (10-5) at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Agricultural 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, joined leader 4 out, ridden next, weakening when hit last, 5th of 6, 11l behind Cool Baranca (11-7) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jul.
Front Rank (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Led, headed 2nd, rein snapped bend after winning post, ran out, in a race won by Urban Kode (10-5) at Perth 2m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul, 14 ran.