Royale's Charter has yet to recapture last year's useful form while Wings Of Smoke has his first run since finishing tailed off at Haydock in March, though has gone well fresh in the past. SAGREDO could be another for Jonjo O'Neill and A P McCoy as he won over track and trip last year and his latest second at Sedgefield suggests he's back on a decent mark. Citrus Mark was only beaten three lengths off today's mark here last month and is in good form. He may be the danger as Spock appears to be going backwards and Woody Waller was due to run at Perth yesterday.
Royale's Charter 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, losing place when hit 4 out, soon well beaten, 10th of 11, 23l behind The Disengager (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Aug.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pressed for 2nd from 4th, not fluent 9th, no impression on winner when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, last of 3, well behind Dare Me (11-0) at Haydock 2m nov chs (3) gs in Mar.
Sagredo (USA) 3-1 (11-12) Waited with in rear, closed 3 out, shaken up next, driven to chase winner last, no impression, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Muwalla (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Takeroc (FR) 15-2 (10-13) Never travelled towards rear, outpaced in rear 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Anquetta (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May, 8 ran.
Spock (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9th, mistake next, struggling 12th, weakened next, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Callhimwhatyouwant (10-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd, 6 ran.
Woody Waller 9-2 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden after 8th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened last, last of 4, 27l behind Oceana Gold (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul.
Citrus Mark 3-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5 out, challenged next, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and edged right flat, headed towards finish, no extra, 4th of 7, 3l behind Temple Lord (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.