RENDL BEACH, twice a winning bumper and a maiden winner over timber under AP McCoy, attempted to run out under his inexperienced pilot at Chepstow and could never get back into the race. With the champion back on board he can get back on track. Jonjo O'Neill runs Irish point-to-point winner Atriptomilan, who isn't owned by JP McManus, which allows McCoy to choose his ride. Timesishard looks as though he needs a thorough test of stamina, which he should get here, but Next Sensation was well beaten when odds-on for a three-runner bumper at Hexham in June after scoring between the flags.
Rendl Beach (IRE) 8-13fav (10-9) Led until ran out on paddock bend after 5th, continued well detached in rear, close up 8th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by High Ho Sheriff (10-12) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy, 4 ran.
Tenby Jewel (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 9th, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Le Beau Bai (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Atriptomilan (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Ld/disp until 3l 3rd well aftr 4out, rddn 2out, prog to chall last, ld 100 yards out, so, won at Inch 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating The Job Is Right (11-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Charlie Ruffles (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 7f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 34l behind Big Casino (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Double Or Quitz 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, headway on outside after 6th, weakened soon after 3 out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Imperial Leader (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Let's Be Famous (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hit 6th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Woodford County (10-12) at Towcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Next Sensation (IRE) 2-5fav (11-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 3, 16l behind Absolutely Bygones (11-0) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 50-1 (10-5) Led, clear 1st until 4th, headed after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 12, 19l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Sammys Gone (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Close up and disputed lead, wide straight, no impression under pressure from over 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 17, 4 1/2l behind Vintage Supreme (12-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Aug.
Timesishard (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, led 2 out, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Midnight Belle 66-1 (9-12) Held up, mistake 2nd, went 4th 2 out, never in contention with leaders, 4th of 6, 28l behind Grouse Lodge (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.