Sentimentaljourney alternates between hurdles and fences and is just 2lb higher than when scoring at Ffos Las in October so must be a threat to all under the champion. SOUTHWAY STAR tackles this extreme trip for the first time and her two recent victories have been on heavy ground but she won so easily at Worcester that a hat-trick beckons and her rider's claim is a major bonus. Pairc Na Gcapall went up a massive 13lb for last month's victory at Uttoxeter and the runner-up Kitegan should get much closer on the revised terms. Minella Bliss likes a slogging match and can prove best of the remainder.
Monetary Fund (USA) 16-1 (10-13) In rear, weakened after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Royal Riviera (10-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jun, 10 ran.
Southway Star 11-4fav (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway when mistake 3rd, challenged approaching 3 out, led before next, soon clear, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) hvy in Jul beating Desolait (11-11) by 7l, 7 ran.
Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, mistake 7th, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 23l behind Stormhoek (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Kitegen (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led after 5th, mistakes 8th and 9th, not fluent 3 out, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Pairc Na Gcapall (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Sentimentaljourney (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 8th, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 21l behind Bellaboosh (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Motou (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division on inside, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased winner next, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 15l behind Victor Hewgo (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Makena (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, not much room on inside after 4th, headway after 9th, hampered before 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 13, 8l behind Ocean du Moulin (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Minella Bliss (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, hampered before 3 out, headway soon after, stayed on flat, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Ocean du Moulin (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Rooftop Rainbow (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, hit 1st, some headway when not fluent 5th, given reminders, not fluent 7th, ridden and struggling when mistake 10th, behind next, tailed off when mistake 12th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Prime Edition (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in May, 9 ran.