Kieron Edgar claims 10lb off Shoegazer and David Pipe's charge could run a big race if allowed an uncontested lead, though that's probably unlikely with Uttoxeter fourth Cygnet in the field. Andhaar is a dour stayer while Royal Riviera beat Sansili at Ffos Las but was tailed off next time at Newton Abbot. Tekthelot may not have beaten much at Perth and Westlin' Winds only won a seller at Uttoxeter and over a much shorter trip. MONTERREY seems a significant raider from Shark Hanlon's yard as he was a stayer on the Flat and caught the eye upped in trip at Ballinrobe last time. Another half-mile should be right up his street. Ambrose Princess and Sainglend return from a break, however.
Sainglend 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, challenged 3 out, soon led, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 20, 4l behind Alpha Victor (10-8) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Shoegazer (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Led to 5th, tracked leader, led again 7th, headed 3 out, regained lead next, soon ridden, headed 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 4th near finish, 5th of 15, 9l behind What A Steel (9-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jul.
Andhaar 4-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, hit rail on bend after 6th, mistake 8th, outpaced next, stayed on flat, took 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Ogee (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jul.
Sansili 10-1 (10-10) Close up in 2nd, led before 3 out, pressed next, ridden and under pressure last, soon edged left, headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Royal Riviera (10-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jun.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 85-40fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, left 2nd 5th, led approaching 3 out where not fluent, soon ridden, headed before last, left in lead at hurdle, soon left clear, won at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gs in Jun beating Gud Day (10-6) by 8l, 6 ran.
Royal Riviera 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching 9th, headed and not fluent at hurdle, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Buachaill Alainn (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed flat, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Emmaslegend (10-11) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Cygnet 9-1 (11-12) Led after 1st, headed narrowly 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 4th of 17, 13l behind Bobowen (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Monterrey (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute before 3 out, led after 2 out, ridden and challenged home bend, narrowly headed and slight mistake last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Free To Dream (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl.
Tekthelot (IRE) 6-5fav (10-5) Held up towards rear, improved 3 out, joined leader 2 out, ridden to lead last, carried head high and stayed on, won at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul beating Ballade De La Mer (9-12) by 2l, 7 ran.