Irish raider Sultana Belle is not easily dismissed though she's without a win in 14 attempts over hurdles now. PERFECT TIMING makes more appeal as he found only one too good at Uttoxeter last week and a repeat should be enough to hold off the attentions of My Oh Mount Brown. The latter was returning from more than a year off the track at Southwell last month and has the past form to figure. Nurse Ratched has won a bumper but has yet to figure over timber.
Sultana Belle (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Led, mistake 4 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Dr Schultz (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Perfect Timing 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway approaching 9th, challenged after 3 out, left in lead 2 out, headed when mistake last, one pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Mia's Anthem (10-4) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader from 2nd, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 47l behind Sugar Hiccup (12-1) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Nurse Ratched (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, well behind As I Am (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, fell 4th, in a race won by Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep, 12 ran.
Larkhall 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place before
Photogenique (FR) 100-1 (10-0) Detatched in rear, 7th and still plenty to do 2 out, ran on from last, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 20l behind Emerald Glade (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell (5) gd in Aug.