EYRE SQUARE will be back over fences sooner rather than later but Keith Reveley looks to have found the eight-year-old a good opportunity to make a winning reappearance here - he won easily over C&D in March. Simply Smashing has a higher rating over the larger obstacles but, as an 11-year-old, lacks the same scope and has his first run since pulling up in the Summer National at Uttoxeter in June. Dechiper won over 2m on the Flat in June so could be suited by a first try at this trip but Bob Johnson's charge has a bit to find at the weights.
Eyre Square (IRE) 5-2fav (11-3) Disputed lead, led after 5 out, ridden and headed after next, blundered 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 24l behind Dom D'Orgeval (11-2) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Simply Smashing (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Led to 3rd, reminders after 11th, pecked next, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Knighton Combe (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m 4f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Boston Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Soon tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Mart Lane (10-7) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Dechiper (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Behind, poor 4th after 6th, mistake 8th, tailed off, 4th of 5, 46l behind Dunowen Point (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f beg chs (5) gf in Jul.
Instinct Star Killer Instinct mare out of Star Of Jupiter.