Engai has been in good form over hurdles this summer and should play a part if taking to the larger obstacles. Baccalaureate has done well over timber since joining Sue Smith in the spring and can be forgiven his latest run at Market Rasen, where he was out of his depth. But we fancy AVOCA PROMISE to shrug off an absence and land this for Charlie Egerton as he's already had a couple of runs over fences and has gone well fresh in the past. There should be more to come over the coming months.
Avoca Promise (IRE) 85-40 (11-0) Held up in touch in last pair, not always fluent, closed after 3 out, ridden next, one pace, 4th of 5, 16l behind Gallox Bridge (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f nov chs 0-125 (4) sft in Feb.
Baccalaureate (FR) 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, pushed along 4 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 43l behind Sea Lord (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul.
Billy Teal 80-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden before 6th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Goldan Jess (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Engai (GER) 7-4 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed before and outpaced before 2 out, rallied to regain 2nd before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Mighty Snazy (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Nouailhas 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Capellini (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jul.
Sharadiyn 40-1 (11-4) In rear, struggling when not fluent 4th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Musnad (10-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 16 ran.