HIT THE SWITCH ended Ruttan Lake's winning run at Bangor in August. The latter is 5lb better off here which, in theory, would be enough to turn the tables but Donald McCain's charge was firmly in command after the last that day and this slightly longer trip is probably in his favour. He can come out on top again. Kilcaskin Star was fourth over C&D when last seen but neither Pyjama Game nor Farmer Matt have had a run since May and Duneen Point has a much longer absence to overcome. The others appear to have plenty to find if they are to figure.
Kilcaskin Star (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, mistake 1st, headway on inside approaching 3 out, one pace in 4th when blundered last, 4th of 13, 8l behind Flying Doctor (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Duneen Point (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Raced wide, held up towards rear, hit 2nd, ridden and struggling in 6th after 3 out, plugged on from next, went modest 4th flat, 4th of 9, 20l behind Easement (10-10) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '11.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, blundered 9th, ridden before last, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 31l behind What A Steel (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Hit The Switch 4-1 (10-10) Made most, joined 6th, ridden 3 out, asserted approaching last, stayed on gamely, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug beating Ruttan Lake (10-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Sinnamara (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, effort when not clear run approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 25l behind Stage Acclaim (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Arizona High 20-1 (10-13) In touch on inner, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 14, 35l behind Alba King (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Farmer Matt (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, well beaten when not fluent 3 out, 6th of 10, 42l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Bampton Becks 80-1 (10-7) Towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 13, 37l behind Snooker (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Ruttan Lake (IRE) 5-6fav (10-0) Tracked winner, joined winner 6th, ridden 3 out, every chance until approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Hit The Switch (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Spiders Star 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leader after 1st, not fluent 6th, soon ridden and lost place, behind from next, tailed off, 6th of 7, 47l behind Danvilla (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
My Rainbow City 16-1 (9-11) Soon behind, some headway on inside approaching 2 out (usual 3 out), never near leaders, 8th of 10, 13l behind First Morning (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.