Mystic Touch ran his best race over timber to date last time when third to the re-opposing Strumble Head and he has a chance of reversing that result. He makes appeal as the least exposed in this low grade line-up but he's never been the most consistent. With that in mind the Andy Haynes runner is just opposed in favour of ROCK ME after he followed success at Newton Abbott with a good run in defeat behind a well handicapped runner last time and it could be that he has hit a run of form. Coeur Brule is another for the list after an improved run last time.
The Good Guy (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place 5th, not fluent next, plugged on approaching 2 out, no chance, 5th of 10, 27l behind Basford Lass (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Aug.
Rock Me (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Kijivu (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Tigh Bhruadair (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Mostly last, not fluent and reminders 1st, soon became keen, not run on from 8th, soon weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by In The Zone (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy, 5 ran.
Heir To Be 7-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 7th, soon pushed along and under pressure, weakened 3out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Call At Midnight (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Shropshirelass 10-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, no impression, weakened last, 6th of 10, 19l behind Kijivu (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Coeur Brule (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear on outside, headway approaching 8th, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before next, edged right before last and again flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Isle Of Inishmore (11-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Aug.
Treasury Counsel (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 8th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Caheerloch (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Mystic Touch 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Strumble Head (10-13) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Aug.
Strumble Head (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) In touch early, mid-division, mistake 4th, not fluent next, closed 6th, every chance 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 3rd of 12, 17l behind Petit Fleur (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Ghaill Force 9-2 (10-9) In touch, hit 7th and next, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Moon Melody (10-9) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Bond Cruz 18-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 15, 40l behind Am I Blue (10-13) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Mangonel 20-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, hit 5th, ridden 7th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 43l behind Am I Blue (10-13) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.