Sergeant Pink is becoming a really solid, reliable handicapper for Dianne Sayer. He has a recent course success to his name when getting home by a head from the re-opposing Castlelawn and has scored since at Cartmel for which he totes a 7lb penalty. He's hard to desert but CASTLELAWN can take revenge on 8lb better terms. The selection previously posted two decisive chase successes at Hexham and looks a useful young chaser in the making for Lucinda Russell. Strongpoint has gone well over hurdles the last twice, whilst Hawaii Klass is another with a liking for this venue with a win and second here in his last three starts. Scotch Warrior scored over course and distance when last seen in May and Strobe is yet another specialist here with victories the last twice over 2m5f. Upped 10lb for those success, Strobe still receives weight all round and cannot be ruled out in a really competitive heat.
Strongpoint (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led, jumped right, headed 2 out, well held by winner last, 2nd of 10, 13l behind Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Castlelawn (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Raced keenly, led, over 2 lengths ahead last, driven flat, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Sergeant Pink (10-7) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Hidden Future (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Strobe (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd, 11 ran.
Hawaii Klass 13-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, closed 3rd, went 2nd after last, stayed on, held by winner close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Strobe (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, last and ridden along from 6th, went 3rd before 4 out, chased clear leader 2 out, closed on home bend, stayed on well to lead final 100 yards, won with ears pricked, won at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf beating Fiftyonefiftyone (11-2) by 3l, 4 ran.
Twentypoundluck (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 8th, went 2nd after last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Lord Of Drums (10-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Scotch Warrior 5-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, closed after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on under pressure flat, led towards finish, won at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Kai Broon (11-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Strobe 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, reminder before 10th, mistake 4 out, ridden to chase leader before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Qoubilai (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.