Swaledale Lad is almost certain to develop in a tough and consistent chaser for connections and the course and distance winner is a worthy topweight but may struggle to concede 19lb to TEENAGE DREAM who won here in May and has gone well over fences on each of his last three runs. He'll be well suited by the return to this trip and enjoys quick conditions. Another course and distance winner, Sergeant Pink, was much better last time and will be dangerous under James Reveley if back to his best but Groomed is a likelier shortlist alternative. He too has his conditions and has become a useful, reliable and consistent handicap chaser for Sue Smith. Dunowen Point will need to improve considerably on recent efforts to contend off his current mark.
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Led until 2nd, led 4th, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 4th of 10, 13l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, led, not fluent 4 out, headed before 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 5, 22l behind Able Deputy (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Dunowen Point (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Prominent, led 8th, ridden after 3 out, headed bend turning for home, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Get It On (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up, headway after 6th, went 2nd 3 out, led bend turning for home, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Get It On (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Groomed (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 8th, challenging when hit 4 out, soon led, headed last, held by winner after, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind No Likey (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Teenage Dream (IRE) Evensfav (10-10) Held up mid-division, blundered 5th, headway 4 out, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Qoubilai (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Muwalla 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hampered 1st, headway when not fluent 5th, mistake next, not fluent and hampered 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 33l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.