KILVERGAN BOY doesn't have a great strike rate and was well beaten at Newton Abbot last time after landing a gamble at Perth, but he stays well and did win on heavy ground between the flags in his younger days. He should take all the beating in this as it's hard to fancy Tom Bach on recent efforts and both Billybo and Mr Robinson lack a recent run. The former looks the danger if fully wound-up as the latter is still a maiden and may require better conditions.
Billybo 3-1 (10-13) Tracked leading pair, led 7th, already headed when blundered 2 out, well held under pressure before last, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Royal Chatelier (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Apr.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 10-3 (10-4) Tracked winner to 10th, pushed along before 4 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Orange Nassau (11-10) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Mr Robinson (FR) 13-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 9th, soon struggling, 6th of 7, 38l behind Five Out Of Five (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Jul.
Tom Bach (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, pushed along from 4th, in rear from 9th, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Orange Nassau (11-10) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd, 7 ran.