Schinken Otto won off a 16lb higher mark over fences here nine days ago but Malcolm Jefferson's veteran may lack the pace of some of these back over hurdles. LOUIS LUDWIG looks the one to be on, though he was undoubtedly flattered by his wide-margin win in a amateurs' handicap at Stratford last week. He has a 7lb penalty here but Richard Johnson's presence in the saddle more than makes up for that. The four-year-old Urban Kode rarely runs a bad race but may find a couple of these too good at the weights with Goodness potentially interesting. Snooker struggles to stay over hurdles, however, while Swiss Art may just need this after a few months off.
Swiss Art (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Towards rear on outside, mistake and reminder 5th, driven before 3 out, well beaten when hit next, 8th of 12, 38l behind Jolly Roger (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Urban Kode (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, lost place 4th, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), stayed on under pressure on long run between last 2, left 3rd when hampered last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Bingo Des Mottes (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Aug.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 3-1fav (10-9) Chased clear leaders, closed to take 2nd after 5th, led after next, clear before last, easily, won at Stratford 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Aug beating Crazy Bold (10-8) by 24l, 9 ran.
Mwaleshi 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 5th, soon lost place, 13th of 14, 43l behind Kapdor (10-9) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
No Supper (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside, 7th, ridden and weakened 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Luccombe Chine (11-3) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug, 9 ran.
Snooker (GER) 5-1fav (11-7) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon ridden to challenge, mistake 2 out, soon weakened, lost action after last, virtually pulled up, 12th of 14, well behind King's Chorister (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
So Bazaar (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-divission, chased leaders 3 out, ridden and stayed on under pressure on inside flat, went 3rd towards finish, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Amazingreyce (9-7) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Isitcozimcool (IRE) 100-1 (10-3) In rear, not fluent, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Schinken Otto (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug, 12 ran.
Karmarouge (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, jumped right 3rd, headway 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 13, 29l behind Dream Risk (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Goodness 7-2 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leaders on outside 2 out (usual 3 out), outpaced when not much room on inside over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind First Morning (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.
Bampton Becks 14-1 (11-0) Reluctantly led and set slow pace, headed narrowly 3 out, lost place after next, no chance with front pair before last, 3rd of 5, 27l behind Mulligan's Man (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Aug.
Quite Sparky 40-1 (10-12) In rear, mistake 1st, weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Zaplamation (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gs in Aug, 9 ran.
Cool Star (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Led until 2nd, prominent, challenged after 3 out, every chance next, soon beaten, 7th of 13, 12l behind Flying Doctor (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Schinken Otto (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 2 out, ran on well, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug beating Otto Quercus (11-5) by 6l, 12 ran.