Jake Greenall gets on well with GINGER'S LAD and, though high enough in the weights at present, Mick Easterby's seven-year-old looks the default option here with most of his rivals having something to prove at present. Zepnove has only had three days to recover from her third at Stratford, while Lindseyfield Lodge is an infrequent winner and has performed poorly since finishing second in a seller at Kelso in May. Feeling Peckish isn't badly treated but his record of one win from 98 career starts is somewhat off-putting.
Iheardu 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd before 3rd, reminders after 7th, hit 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Drumbeater (9-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar, 8 ran.
Ginger's Lad 15-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Gunner Rose (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.
Zepnove (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, went 2nd approaching 5th until after 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Cash Back (11-7) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Kilbready Star (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led until after 8th, weakened from next, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Escudero (11-5) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Artist's Return (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) In rear, headway 4 out, chased winnner 3 out until hit 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Seize (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Iris's Flyer 40-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, 4th and one pace when hit 2 out, no impression, 4th of 13, 5l behind Absolute Shambles (10-4) at Bangor 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Lindseyfield Lodge (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 3rd, left chasing clear leader 6th until next, weakened after last, 7th of 10, 24l behind Soul Magic (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Rich Nomad 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 13th, mistake next, weakened 3 out, 4th of 9, 26l behind Knight Woodsman (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
The Tinkerater (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) cl up til outpcd 3 out, 3rd of 12, 20l behind Time Gentlemen (12-0) at Tabley 3m ptp gf in May.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 12-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 12, 39l behind Springaway (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Allterrain (IRE) 4-1 (10-4) Chased leader, led 3rd until next, chased leader, led again 6th, ridden and pressed after 3 out, driven and headed before next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 23l behind Safe Investment (10-13) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jul.