BILLFROMTHEBAR makes a quick reappearance having won a maiden hurdle at Worcester on Wednesday. Donald McCain's charge gets the vote to follow-up as his main rival, Soweheard, is looking to make amends for a poor effort at Kilbeggan last time. The Irish raider has leading claims if doing so with the selection's stablemate Mr Satco looking best of the remainder as the dual bumper winner makes his debut over hurdles.
Billfromthebar (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Led 2nd, clear 2 out, eased final 100 yards, won at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gf beating Prime Location (11-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Soweheard (IRE) 9-10fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, reminders to close from after 3 out, 5th when very bad mistake 2 out, no extra after, 7th of 10, 27l behind Akatara (10-10) at Kilbeggan 3m nov hdl gf in Jun.
Be Wise (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along 9f out, soon lost place, well behind final 5f, 9th of 13, well behind Secrete Stream (10-12) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Hit The Top (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, struggling in rear 6th, 7th of 12, 35l behind Thunder Sheik (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Mr Satco (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Led 2f, led 10f out, headed 9f out, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Mike Mccann (11-2) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Nodforms Violet (IRE) 2-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along after 2 out, kept on to snatch 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Wolf Shield (11-5) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.