Raymond York has done well to coax the fragile Murfreesboro back to his best and he's on a hat-trick after a couple of victories at Uttoxeter. It would no surprise to see the nine-year-old in the firing-line here but he has a lot of weight to carry. Arkaim was a close-up third at Towcester last time and is another for the short-list while Silver Coaster won over fences here in August. Truckers Princess should strip fitter for her run behind Murfreesboro but BAZART seems to thrive in races like this. Though a tad disappointing at Newton Abbot last time, he can repeat his victory in this 12 months ago. Bangor second Carhue Princess looks best of the rest.
Murfreesboro 5-2 (10-7) Mid-division, went 3rd after 5th, closed before 3 out, challenged 2 out, in command when left clear last, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Prickles (10-13) by 16l, 8 ran.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Held up behind, headway before 6th, chased winner from 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.
Arkaim 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased winner before next, 3 lengths down when not fluent last, kept on same pace flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Jawhary (11-2) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Bazart 4-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 15, 16l behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Silver Coaster (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Led to after 8th, tracked winner, lost place 10th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Quinder Spring (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.
Monroe Park (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Led, headed when not fluent last, hung left and one pace flat, 5th of 13, 6l behind Drumlang (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Truckers Princess (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Murfreesboro (9-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Samizdat (FR) 12-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden and lost place 5th, well behind when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Nicks Power (11-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Feeling (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders to 4th, soon behind, 11th of 15, 29l behind Jawhary (11-2) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Mezarat (ITY) 20-1 (10-1) Held up, ridden and well beaten approaching 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Dane Cottage 12-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, went 4th before last, no extra, 4th of 11, 9l behind Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.
Weet In Nerja 200-1 (10-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Forty Thirty (11-5) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gf in Jul.