Basoda doesn't win too often but Kim Bailey's inmate has plummeted down the weights and is consequently 3lb lower than his last winning mark. Glen Countess is in great heart having won back-to-back events at Cartmel and Market Rasen, but BASIL FAWLTY appeared to appreciate his first visit to Worcester and David Pipe's charge appears capable of following up tonight. Tony McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill teamed up for a couple of well-backed winners earlier in the week so Whistling Senator has to be viewed as a major player. The combination of a first time visor and faster ground worked the oracle last week, and the assessor can only react with a 7lb penalty. Quayside Court will take his chances from out of the handicap. Although this won't make life easy for Claire Dyson's charge, he is a winner when fast ground has obtained.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, went 2nd before 4 out, led 3 out, headed 2 out, led last, pressed and edged right run-in, just held on close home, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun beating My Mate Vinnie (11-10) by hd, 9 ran.
Basoda 8-1 (11-11) In touch, driven and lost place approaching 4 out, ridden next, plugged on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Glen Countess (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Adrenalin Flight (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Polarbrook (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Behind, headway after 5 out, chased leaders when hit next, stayed on to take 3rd when hit and pecked last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Roger Beantown (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Brough Academy (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Held up, in touch 9th, ridden 4 out, outpaced from next, 5th of 7, 17l behind Thanks For Coming (10-12) at Towcester 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inside, closed 7th, went 2nd before 4 out, soon led, edged right approaching last, clear flat, easily, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Crannaghmore Boy (11-12) by 7l, 16 ran.
Monty's Revenge (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Prominent, led 7th, jumped left 14th, headed before 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 14l behind Noble Witness (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Quayside Court (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling after 12th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Borolee (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.