The Ferbane Man has plenty of stamina and wasn't beaten far off this mark at Market Rasen last week. He has a poor strike rate, however, while a question mark hangs over Aghill after he was pulled up over hurdles at Worcester earlier in the month. Wor Room is still a maiden and was tailed off on his latest start, while It's Like That was well beaten when unseating his rider at Stratford last time. Itzacliche looks to be in the handicapper's grip and also has something to find with KILVERGAN BOY on Perth running in June. That remains the latter's only success over fences but he ran well when third over 3m3f at Newton Abbot subsequently and this stamina test could be just what he needs nowadays - the bottom weight gets the vote.
The Ferbane Man (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, headway 12th, every chance 4 out, led before next, headed last, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Calypso Bay (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
It's Like That (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up, behind 4 out, unseated rider last, in a race won by Free World (11-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jul, 9 ran.
Aghill (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Jinked left start, in rear, headway into mid-division 6th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Red Not Blue (11-9) at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd, 11 ran.
Wor Rom (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up, headway 12th, ridden after next, outpaced 14th, weakened 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind Cold Harbour (11-1) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Chico Time (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) With leaders, jumped right, led 4th, headed 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, well behind Kristoffersen (11-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Itzacliche (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 14th, led 4 out, headed after last, edged right 150 yards out, one pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Foxesbow (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Jul.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Chased leading pair throughout, driven from 3 out, stayed on same pace, kept on under pressure from last, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Monty's Revenge (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf.