Western Approaches has a shout on last year's form at this track but hasn't raced for nearly a year and BOLLIN JUDITH makes more appeal. The latter won a similar event over track and trip in July and looks like getting fast ground once again. Belle De Fontenay bids for a hat trick of selling races and should figure while Vimiero can be given a chance after picking up a novices' event last time. Paddy Partridge is mostly consistent but faces a tough task on today's terms.
Paddy Partridge 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, led after 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, rallied to regain narrow lead flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind James Pollard (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 11-4 (10-10) With leader, led before 5th, clear before and not fluent 2 out, all out towards finish, won at Southwell 2m sell hdl (5) sft in Jul beating Rocky Rebel (10-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Vimiero (USA) 9-2 (11-12) Held up on outside, closed from 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, led after 2 out, soon hung left, driven clear flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug beating Quadriller (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Bollin Judith 6-4fav (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, led 3 out, clear last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Jul beating Descaro (11-1) by 5l, 6 ran.
Western Approaches 4-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, led on inside 3 out, headed and weakened rapidly before next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 27l behind Ugo (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep '12.
Slow Train Coming (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up in touch on inside, chased leaders 4 out, outpaced when not much room before next, went moderate 3rd 2 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 29l behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
I Told You So 11-1 (10-8) Led, pushed along and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 39l behind Rosie Probert (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.