It could be significant that Rebecca Curtis is putting STRONG SOUL back over timber after a couple of runs in decent company over fences. The six-year-old probably has a bit more to offer and can break his duck under Rules in a race in which there are question marks hanging over many of his rivals. Winning pointer Dot Or Feather should improve on his fifth at Uttoxeter, however, and has the beating of Quotidian on that run, while Cousin Maggie has shown signs of ability in the past though is a bit more exposed than some.
Act Gold (GER) 9-4 (10-12) Chased leading pair, led approaching 3rd, ridden and headed soon after 3 out, weakned soon after, 5th of 7, 35l behind Lajidaal (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Jun.
Beat The System 33-1 (11-6) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden 6th, led again 2 out, driven and headed last, one pace and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Delcombe (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) hvy in Dec '09.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, in 4th and weakening before 2 out, 5th of 12, 18l behind He's A Hawker (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Ellie's Prince 6-4 (12-0) (tt) led til ur 13, in a race won by Benefit Time (12-0) at Ideford Arch 3m ptp gf in May, 8 ran.
Modern Day Icon (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs til ur 3 out, in a race won by Greenock (12-0) at Umberleigh 3m ptp gs in Jun, 11 ran.
Quotidian 66-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, 32l behind He's A Hawker (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Strong Soul (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) With leader, not fluent 6th, outpaced from 4 out, went 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Vico (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gf.
Weaver of Dreams (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Prsd ldr til lost plce 15; pckd nxt; to & pu last, in a race won by Galaxy Bound (11-7) at Weston Park 3m ptp in Jan '08, 7 ran.
Ocean Club 7-1 (10-7) In touch in rear, not much room when mistake 1st, lost touch before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gulf Punch (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Anynearexit (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced after 9th, 8th of 12, 43l behind Teenage Kicks (11-0) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Cousin Maggie (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led until 7th, one pace from 3 out, 5th of 12, 8l behind Mr Valentino (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Suzie Grey (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, chased winner until inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Tara Rose (10-13) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun.