A rather low-key start to proceedings so it would be no surprise to see Cartmel scorer Flying Doctor go close again, despite his penalty, though he's undoubtedly better with some give in the ground. It's a while since WORD OF WARNING showed his best form but he looks well treated now as a result and will thrive on the fast going, which is more than you can say about the majority of his rivals. With Lucy Alexander doing the steering, Martin Todhunter's eight-year-old gets the nod. Momkinzain would have a chance if negotiating the obstacles while Dazzling Rita can't be ignored despite returning from a break.
Flying Doctor 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, joined leader 4th, led 3 out, clear from last, kept on strongly, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Is It Me (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kilcaskin Star (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, hampered and lost place 2nd, closed 6th, not fluent next, 4 lengths 3rd when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 30l behind Viking Ridge (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Word of Warning 9-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling when not much room on bend after 5th, 6th of 9, 34l behind Skylancer (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Stand Clear 9-1 (11-5) In rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 32l behind Solis (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jul.
Turf Trivia 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, 37l behind Tarkari (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jul.
Momkinzain (USA) 15-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden after 2 out, well held in 6th when fell last, in a race won by Geminus (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Rhyton (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May, 15 ran.
Donna Elvira 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Solis (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jul, 13 ran.
Dazzling Rita 11-4fav (11-6) Held up mid-division, went 4th from 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 50l behind Roses Legend (10-1) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Cool Star (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chasing leaders when fell 1st, in a race won by Benmadigan (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Solway Dornal 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway from 5th, reminder before 11th, stumbled next, weakened 4 out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Fog Patches (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Adios Saffron (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Chased clear leading pair, struggling from 3rd, lost 3rd before 3 out, rallied to poor 3rd again flat, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 41l behind Hawkhill (11-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Le Seychellois (FR) 66-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, challenged after 6th, no extra last, 6th of 13, 21l behind Ocean du Moulin (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Golden Emperor (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, lost place after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened before last, 5th of 7, well behind Bingo Des Mottes (11-3) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.