CLOUDY DAWN didn't stay 3m1f at Market Rasen last time. Sue Smith's winning pointer has only had three starts over fences under Rules so may be capable of a little better and can take advantage of an ease in the weights today. Winged Farasi has fallen in two of three previous starts over the larger obstacles, while C&D winner Archie's Wish is probably still a shade high in the weights and Springaway was put up 9lb after winning a lesser contest at Stratford. King Penda returns from a lay-off but still has a bit of scope and can't be ignored.
Winged Farasi 15-2 (10-3) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 10th, headway 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 11, 27l behind Aghill (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Red Dynamite 9-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Leopold (SLO) 33-1 (10-7) Tracked winner until 4 out, hit 3 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 40l behind Morning Moment (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
King Penda (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up in rear and keen, headway to track leaders 8th, ridden and weakened quickly after 5 out, 4th of 5, well behind Innominate (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Springaway 18-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway from 12th, led 2 out, clear before last, won at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jul beating Gem Mill (11-11) by 8l, 12 ran.
Archie's Wish 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, 7th 3 out, stayed on final 150 yards, went 4th close home, 4th of 10, 6l behind Soul Magic (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Cloudy Dawn 9-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind Seize (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Danny Cool 14-1 (10-3) Held up, not fluent 3rd, ridden 3 out, some headway after, no impression, mistake 2 out, 7th of 11, 17l behind Saute (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Soon behind, mistake 3rd, reminders and lost touch after next, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Overbranch (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in May, 5 ran.