Chapter Five enjoyed a cracking summer on the level in staying contests and makes a belated hurdling debut here, his only previous run under NH Rules coming when winner of a Newcastle bumper back in the spring of 2011 in the care of Keith Reveley. With his useful conditional's allowance taken into account, he receives a hefty 19lb from DOCTOR HARPER who made a particularly striking impression on his hurdling debut when scoring over course and distance this month. Despite the considerable weight concession, the Pipe charge looks the sort to stay with until beaten and is taken to follow up. Unefille De Guye, Even If and Sky Watch have place claims but are unlikely to threaten the selection.
Doctor Harper (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway 4 out, led approaching next, drew clear from next, very easily, won at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs beating Leave It Be (10-12) by 8l, 18 ran.
All But Grey 8-1 (12-0) Led to 2; led 11; unchall, won at Four Burrow 2m 4f ptp gf in May beating What About Will (10-7) by 8l, 13 ran.
Ask The Boss 200-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Mosspark (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Even If 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division in well strung out field, headway approaching 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, no impression, one pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Ashdown Lad (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Follow The Master 250-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and struggling before 6th, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Miles of Sunshine 22-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Fingal Bay (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Feb '11.
Sedgemoor Top Bid (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, struggling 7th, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Mosspark (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Sky Watch (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd at 2nd until 6th, chased leading pair, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 10, 30l behind Le Reve (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Chapter Five 4-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led on bit over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar '11 beating Pudsey House (10-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Unefille De Guye (FR) 9-1 (10-10) Veered badly right, slowed up and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Joanne One (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.