Laudatory bolted up over C&D last month but had earlier finished well behind FASHIONABLE GAL over track and trip, along with Hes Our Lad and The Tiddly Tadpole. Neil King's consistent mare comes out best at the weights again today and can return to winning ways. His Excellency and Unknown Rebel look too high in the handicap but the latter's stablemate Star In Flight could be interesting and Monte Cavallo returned to hurdling with a wide-margin victory at Bangor and still has a bit of scope. Smalib Monterg is steadily climbing the ranks and was far from disgraced at Perth last time but he was behind Tzsora here in July and that one looks held by a few of these on the form book. Hereford scorer Gay Sloane also needs to find further improvement.
West With The Wind 9-2 (11-12) Led until 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, last of 7, 17l behind Idarah (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gs in Aug.
His Excellency (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and one paced from next, 5th of 10, 6l behind Kian's Delight (10-13) at Perth 2m ltd hcp hdl (2) sft in Aug.
Unknown Rebel (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 15th of 20, well behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Hes Our Lad (IRE) Evensfav (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Aug beating Alfraamsey (10-4) by 4l, 6 ran.
Monte Cavallo (SAF) 1-7fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led 3 out, very easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Toledo Gold (11-5) by 25l, 6 ran.
Laudatory 7-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, led after 2 out, clar before and blundered last, eased towards finish, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Causeway King (11-6) by 18l, 10 ran.
Star In Flight 4-1 (11-12) Led and clear with one other to 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and headed on long run from last (usual 2 out), weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 28l behind Royal Bonsai (10-13) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Aug.
Praxiteles (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Tracked leader until 3rd, ridden after 5th, every chance when not fluent 3 out, switched right flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 4, nk behind Dancewiththedevil (10-7) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Gay Sloane (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, led 2 out, clear when mistake last, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug beating Taste The Wine (10-9) by 7l, 11 ran.
Smalib Monterg (FR) 10-1 (10-8) Towards rear, headway when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and effort, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Kian's Delight (10-13) at Perth 2m ltd hcp hdl (2) sft in Aug.
Cheshire Prince 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression from 3 out, 10th of 19, 24l behind Johnny McGeeney (10-0) at Punchestown 2m ext hcp hdl gd in May '11.
Fashionable Gal (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 4th, not fluent 6th, every chance after 2 out, no extra from last, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Hes Our Lad (11-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Aug.
The Tiddly Tadpole 7-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, closed 4th, went 2nd 3 out until next, one pace last, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Gay Sloane (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Tzora 28-1 (10-6) Raced wide in rear, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 11, 10l behind Premier Dane (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft.
The Cayterers 10-1 (9-11) Held up in 4th, went 3rd after 4th, chased winner after 3 out, every chance next, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with winner approaching last, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Cygnet (9-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Jul '11.
Iron Duke 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden and weakened from 5 out, 12th of 14, 40l behind Clara More (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.