Green Bank was beaten 10 lengths when attempting a hat-trick at Market Rasen and races off the same mark here, though did finish a long way ahead of subsequent Sedgefield winner Pyjama Game at that track earlier. Whistling Senator made it three from three at Worcester last month and should be a factor again as long as the ground doesn't deteriorate but WATCH HOUSE won by a wide margin back over fences last time and Ally Stirling again takes off 7lb. He's gone up 14lb in the weights since but still has a feather weight in this and may be worth following until beaten. Brough Academy was a beaten favourite again at Fontwell two weeks ago and Stormyisland Ahead is still struggling to recapture his best.
Green Bank (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Led until after 4 out, stumbled slightly 3 out, no impression on winner, not fluent 2 out and mistake last, 2nd of 5, 10l behind More Equity (10-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led 13th, ridden 4 out, pressed flat, driven and stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Aug beating Forever My Friend (10-4) by 1l, 5 ran.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, hampered 7th, pushed along after 11th, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, stayed on, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gf beating Solway Dornal (9-7) by 11l, 5 ran.
Brough Academy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Led to 1st, tracked leader until 2nd, pushed along before 8th, ridden before 4 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Nothingbutthetruth (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Stormyisland Ahead 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division, chased leaders 5 out, left 3rd approaching next, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Michigan Assassin (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Watch House (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 3rd, left 2nd 8th, led 11th, clear 2 out, not fluent last, pushed out, won at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd beating Sadler's Star (11-12) by 22l, 12 ran.
Standing Ovation (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 12th, outpaced next, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 4th of 10, 9l behind Next Oasis (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
My Friend George 10-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent and reminder 4th, struggling after 9th, no chance when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Green Lightning (11-2) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 12 ran.