Henrietta Knight's Orfeo Conti has only gone up 2lbs for his success at Southwell last month but he looked well held that day only for the leader to fall at the last so he is likely to struggle to follow up that win and preference is for ON YOU GO, with Glengarra looking the pick of the remainder. The selection was pulled up before three out on his debut for Jonjo O'Neill at Bangor in May but has run well in both starts since then, latterly when a close second behind Winsley Hill at Worcester and he has solid claims off just a 1lb higher mark today. Tom George's No Complaint has given no sign of encouragement of late and of more interest may be The Rocking Dock. Gordon Elliott's gelding has shown better form in his last two starts and a reproduction of his latest effort will see him go close. The 11-year-old Celtic Boy is not as good as he once was but has run better of late and he has to be considered but a bigger threat is likely to come from Glengarra. David Gandolfo's gelding has won four times since the turn of the year including in good fashion at Worcester last time and he has solid claims off a 7lb higher mark today. The vote though goes to On You Go, who looks to be going the right way, and he is taken to open his account for Jonjo O'Neill.
Celtic Boy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up, headway 12th, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Winsley Hill (11-9) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.
On You Go (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Held up in last pair, headway 13th, every chance when ridden and jinked right approaching last, stayed on towards finish, took 2nd last strides, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Winsley Hill (11-9) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.
No Complaint (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Present Gale (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Aug.
Glengarra (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Made all at strong gallop, clear from 4 out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (5) gf in Aug beating Silver Adonis (11-12) by 6l, 9 ran.
The Rocking Dock (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) In touch, went 2nd 7th to 8th, challenged 4 out, ridden to lead 2 out, not fluent last, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Norborne Bandit (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.
Orfeo Conti (FR) 22-1 (11-11) With leader, led 2nd until after 9th, led 10th to 13th, 4 lengths down and beaten when left in lead last, won at Southwell 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug beating Prophete De Guye (11-3) by 15l, 8 ran.
The Randy Bishop 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, hit 6th, lost touch from 8th, tailed off when pulled up after 11th, in a race won by Glengarra (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (5) gf in Aug, 9 ran.