ARGAUM bounced back from a disappointing effort at Newton Abbot to win easily at Bangor last week. Evan Williams' four-year-old escapes a penalty for that success and should supplement his earnings here. Kack Handed is difficult to predict and faces no easy task under top weight while Southerness, Surf And Turf and Regional Counsel may all need another run to put them straight. Dancewiththedevil has been well beaten in most of his recent starts and is hard to fancy.
Kack Handed 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 5th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, 50l behind Cresswell Bramble (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Southerness 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not always fluent, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Sweet World (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Surf And Turf (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakened approaching next, 6th of 9, 17l behind Sweet World (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Regional Counsel 10-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, weakened 3 out, last of 8, well behind Fair Gale (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Argaum (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, driven clear approaching next, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Bangor 2m 1f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep beating Murfreesboro (10-0) by 12l, 7 ran.
Dancewiththedevil (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) In touch in 5th, outpaced before 3 out, soon struggling, mistake next, 8th of 9, 13l behind Mr Harmoosh (10-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Sep.