HIT THE SWITCH made Henry Brooke work hard for his riding fee at Sedgefield eight days ago but ran out a fairly cosy winner in the end. That was a conditionals' race so he escapes a penalty here and Donald McCain's hat-trick-seeker is probably the one to beat again. Sahrati and Executive's Hall both have a bit to prove at present but Red Whisper won under Charles Wallis at Hereford last month and has only been raised 4lb. Free Falling notched a double at Fontwell and Exeter around this time last year and handles fast ground. She's 8lb lower than for her last success and would figure if anywhere near her best.
Quarry Town (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, led 7th, ridden and headed when not much room 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, last of 5, 39l behind Prophete De Guye (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul '10.
Sahrati 8-1 (11-6) In touch on outside, lost place and behind from 4th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Quaddick Lake (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Vivarini 66-1 (10-2) In rear, pushed along after 5th, headway before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Hit The Switch 4-1 (10-13) Made all, clear before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd beating Farmer Matt (10-10) by 4l, 11 ran.
Ten Pole Tudor 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 13l behind South Stack (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Herminella 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 10, 29l behind Red Whisper (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, effort 3 out, one pace from next, 7th of 11, 16l behind Claude Carter (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Red Whisper 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway 4th on inner, led after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep beating Get Home Now (11-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Bracken House (IRE) 9-2fav (11-8) Held up in mid-division, stumbled 6th, ridden on outside when not fluent 3 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 14l behind Going Nowhere Fast (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Sep.
Award Winner 9-1 (11-7) Never nearer than mid-division, lost place and struggling from after 6th, tailed off, 9th of 14, 28l behind On The Bridge (12-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Free Falling 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 3 out, 5th of 15, 23l behind On The Bridge (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Maderson Blue (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Mistake 1st, jumped slowly next, tailed off throughout, last of 6, well behind Hunt Ball (10-0) at Folkestone 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Nov.
Final Flyer (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Behind, weakened before 5th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Red Whisper (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Special Boru (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Took keen hold towards rear, pushed along before and hit 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, very tired and well held in 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Vegas Cash (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep, 5 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway before last, one pace in 5th, 5th of 9, 9l behind Pindar (10-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Fair Breeze 4-1 (10-10) Raced wide, chased leader mistake 1st, led next, narrowly headed soon after 5th, led again 3 out, joined 2 out soon driven along, headed last, no impression on winner, weakened to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Osmosia (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.