Gold Ingot came good over course and distance in May but, like June's Gowran scorer Ballinalacken, has a penalty to carry in this. Mr Moss has only three times over hurdles and has a rating of 138 over fences and can't be ignored while Warden Hill was placed in decent company at Doncaster and Kempton last season and is another for the short-list. Ex-pointer Andy Kelly could be worth following but HOWLONGISAFOOT can cap a good day for Paul Nicholls by landing this. He's already won a point-to-point and a bumper and has an excellent NH pedigree. Master Benjamin should also be winning soon judged on last year's efforts, though his future may lie back in handicaps.
Ballinalacken (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved into closer 3rd 3 out, ridden from next, led narrowly at last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jun beating Top Cat Henry (11-12) by hd, 19 ran.
Gold Ingot 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, steady headway after 3 out, went 2nd and challenged next, led last, ridden out flat, won at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Kadalkin (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Andy Kelly (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Chsd ldrs, 2l 4th 1/2way, 3l 2nd 5out, ld 3out, not qkn wth wnr last, kow, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Sucker Punch (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Berea Boru (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden after 7th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 13, 14l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Carole's Destrier 15-2 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, well behind Tradewinds (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Donapollo Kayf Tara gelding out of Star Of Wonder.
Ergo Sum 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, struggling 7f out, pulled up 6f out, in a race won by Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Gallery Exhibition (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Pr, 3rd 1/2way, prog to jn ldr app 3out, clr ld entering straight, hdd app 2out, lst 2nd run-in, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Kilbree Kid (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr.
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, switched left 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Presenting The Way (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Master Benjamin 11-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway when not much room after 7th, every chance flat, stayed on near finish, just held, 2nd of 19, nk behind Fleet Dawn (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.
Mr Moss (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Towards rear, never involved, tailed off when pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Quentin Collonges (10-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Owen Na View (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 2l behind It's All An Act (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Sep.
Warden Hill (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear and well off the pace, headway but only 6th and plenty to do 2 out, stayed on to 3rd well before last, strong run flat, went 2nd towards finish and closed rapidly, just failed, 2nd of 15, ns behind Forresters Folly (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Whispering Bob (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, struggling when mistake 6th, 13th of 14, well behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.