HINTERLAND was winning for the third time over hurdles when defying top weight in a handicap at Chepstow on his reappearance. He has the size to make a chaser and, with a hefty weight-for-age allowance, should take care of older rivals in this. Peckhamecho won at Stratford before finishing third in what looked a decent contest at Cheltenham but also has a penalty to carry here. David Pipe, who trained the winner of that race, has E Street Boy in this, though he returns from a lengthy absence. Theatre Guide should enjoy the ground and has plenty of scope but Wayward Frolic fell at the first at Huntingdon on Sunday.
Peckhamecho (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, jumped right and went 2nd 5th, hit next, led 9th, headed 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 17l behind His Excellency (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs (2) gs in Oct.
E Street Boy 15-8fav (11-6) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 8th, went 3rd after 3 out, soon under pressure, no impression, weakened to 4th before last, soon dropped to 5th, 5th of 11, 35l behind Home (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May '11.
Theatre Guide (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, effort and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 12, 33l behind Darlan (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Wayward Frolic 12-1 (10-13) Prominent, when fell 1st, in a race won by Hildisvini (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft, 10 ran.
Hinterland (FR) Evensfav (11-10) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd just before 2 out, quickened to lead between last 2, soon clear, easily, won at Chepstow 2m Limited hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct beating Red Riverman (10-4) by 7l, 7 ran.