Edmundo and Miranour will be winning races over fences in their grade but this looks between the remaining quartet though He's Our Man will need to improve and would do better with more rain. Sizing Italy has improved with each run over fences and looked a nice prospect when beating Steps To Freedom at Killarney. He'll make further progress and looks a real threat receiving weight from both CHANGING THE GUARD and Rebel Fitz. The latter, by far the best hurdler of these, is looking very useful over fences though it was over 2m6f that he scored at Killarney and may just be outpaced by Richard Newland's charge, who has been a revelation since switching to fences and won very easily on both starts at Newton Abbot.
Changing The Guard 5-4fav (11-8) With leader, mistake 4th, led before 4 out, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jul beating Highway Code (11-1) by 35l, 6 ran.
Rebel Fitz (FR) 9-10fav (11-5) Sweated up, tracked leaders, jumped well, improved into 2nd 4 out and then left in lead, went clear from 2 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs gf in Jul beating Churchfield Champ (11-5) by 15l, 8 ran.
He's Our Man (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, fell 6th, in a race won by Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun, 18 ran.
Sizing Italy (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd from 5th, improved to challenge 3 out, pushed along to lead 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well from last, won at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gf in Jul beating Steps To Freedom (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Edmundo (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 7th 4 out, ridden in 4th next, 3rd on outer when slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 10l behind Boxer Beat (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jul.
Miranour 9-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no extra after 4 out, 13th of 16, 31l behind Money Spider (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.