Martin Keighley had a decent chance of victory in the opener and saddles Pollystone in this. She has been raised 7lb since winning over course and distance 11 days ago but has to go on the short-list. King Of Wing struggles to stay 2m but Sedgemoor Express won over a longer trip at Newton Abbot, though has been raised a harsh-looking 9lb since. Lordship was beaten a long way when second at Stratford and Persian Herald was beaten in a seller last time, as was Naledi. MR MISTOPHELES looked an unlucky loser at Sedgefield last month. That was easily his best run to date and, if the blinkers work a second time, Philip Kirby's charge could be the one to beat today.
Theatrelands 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 10th of 11, well behind Halifax (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Pollystone (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenging when not fluent 2 out, led flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Wom (11-2) by 2l, 9 ran.
King Of Wing (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Led, not fluent 5th, ridden, not fluent and headed 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 6, 16l behind West Brit (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Himrayn (11-0) by 8l, 7 ran.
Bob's Legend (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid division, headway under pressure 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 28l behind He's A Hawker (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Persian Herald 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, not fluent and weakened 3 out, well beaten 3rd when mistakes 2 out and last, 3rd of 6, 43l behind Ajman (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gd in Aug.
Lordship (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, behind 5th, headway through beaten horses when mistake 2 out, went 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 42l behind Jonnie Skull (10-9) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Naledi 16-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, outpaced 3 out, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 13l behind Chilbury Hill (11-5) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In rear, not fluent 1st, behind after 4th, headway approaching last, never on terms, 7th of 15, 14l behind Ravi River (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Echo Dancer 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, fell 2nd, in a race won by Shalamiyr (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 11 ran.
Gavi 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, left 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Anton Dolin (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Teals Star 80-1 (10-8) Towards rear, reminders after 4th, soon struggling, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Capellini (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jul, 10 ran.