JUST CLOUDY's victory at Newton Abbot in June has been boosted by the subsequent form of the placed horses. Robert Walford doesn't run many here but has a good strike rate with the few runners he sends down from Dorset and his nine-year-old is lightly-raced for his age. The danger is probably August's Ffos Las winner Isthereadifference as the ground may be too fast for out-and-out stayer Sandy's Double on his return to action. Be Marvellous may be capable of better but veteran Romney Marsh is probably best watched on her reappearance, though could probably run around here blindfold.
Sandy's Double 4-1fav (11-4) In touch, joined leaders before 11th, not fluent next, ridden 5 out, 5th and beaten when jumped right next, soon weakened, 8th of 17, well behind Addiction (11-1) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Head Hunted 10-1 (11-12) Prominent on inside, hit 3rd, not fluent next, ridden before 8th, lost place next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jump Up (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 10 ran.
Oscar Baby (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Just Cloudy 11-2 (11-8) Led until after 1st, chased leader, led before 6th, ridden after 2 out, went left and pecked slightly last, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun beating Mount Vesuvius (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Romney Marsh 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5 out, chasing leaders when blundered 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, well behind Forever My Friend (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Hopatina (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, led after 5th, blundered badly and headed 6th, led again next, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Xaarcet (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Be Marvellous (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Last pair, blundered 1st, mistake 3rd, tailed off when blundered last, never a factor, 6th of 9, 36l behind Killala Quay (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, led before next, ridden 2 out, 4 lengths clear last, held on towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Thomas Bell (9-11) by 1l, 12 ran.
Al Amaan 16-1 (10-13) Always struggling in rear, tailed off, 9th of 11, 30l behind Capellini (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Behind outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 41l behind Breaking Bits (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Bold Tara 14-1 (10-6) In touch on outside, not fluent 6th, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Absolute Shambles (10-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 13 ran.
Presenting Dr T (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Prominent, blundered 5th, lost place after 6th, mistake 8th, well beaten after next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Transfer (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 12 ran.
Renagisha (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 6th, ridden and lost place after 9th, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Unsist (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 13, 44l behind Golanova (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.