POLARBROOK has been in fine form over fences and won a chase at Perth last month. He's yet to win over hurdles but looks the one to beat if translating his recent improvement to the smaller obstacles. Piper Hill has a shout on his form in novice races as he makes his handicap debut and any strong support for Lookout Mountain on his return to action could prove significant. Yazdi makes most appeal of the remainder.
Piper Hill (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Held up in 4th, tracked winner before 6th, 3rd and outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden and beaten, lost moderate 3rd approaching last, 4th of 6, 17l behind Letsby Avenue (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Polarbrook (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, went 3rd 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, stayed on well run-in, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Jul beating Lord Of Drums (11-4) by 3l, 7 ran.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly 1st, tailed off after 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Le Reve (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.
Yazdi (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Towards rear, headway before 7th, challenged 4 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 8, 20l behind He's A Hawker (10-11) at Bangor 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Jul.
Bob Lewis 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway under pressure 2 out, kept on approaching last, never nearer, 4th of 13, 13l behind Listen And Learn (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Bobbits Way 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders to 5th, soon pushed along in mid-division, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Listen And Learn (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden after next, 5 length down in 3rd when hit last, went 2nd flat, stayed on towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.