Peter Bowen has an excellent record in this contest so Book 'Em Danno is expected to run a big race having beaten Grandads Horse over track and trip last month. But the former's stablemate Lamboro Lad has a bit to find with another leading contender in GUESS AGAIN. David Pipe's chaser made every yard at Perth last time and acts on any ground. It's A Gimme won a novice chase at Worcester last time but this is tougher while stable companion The Nephew has a 10lb hike to contend with after scoring over course and distance. Kie beat Lost Legend five lengths at Worcester and should confirm running while Creevytennant made a winning return at Perth last month and may not have stopped improving yet.
Kie (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Made all, driven from 8th, stayed on strongly after last, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun beating Lost Legend (11-9) by 5l, 6 ran.
Pantxoa (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leader until 3rd, not fluent 8th, lost place 13th and pulled up, in a race won by The Romford Pele (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Grandads Horse 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led narrowly 3 out, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Book'em Danno (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Guess Again (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Made virtually all, not fluent 3rd (water), jumped right and hit 6th, pressed 3 out until last, driven out, won at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jun beating Lamboro Lad (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Creevytennant (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Made all, not fluent 6th, ridden and edged left before last, hung left and rider lost iron flat, held on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jun beating Call Box (10-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Lost Legend (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) In touch, pushed along after 6th, driven to challenge 4 out, chased winner after next, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Kie (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Tindaro (FR) 15-2 (11-12) Held up last, outpaced 3 out (water), stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Able Deputy (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
It's A Gimme (IRE) 2-5fav (10-12) Held up in touch on inside, went 2nd 3 out, pushed along after next, led flat, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in Jun beating Hollow Penny (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dursey Sound (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 15th of 19, well behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Listed nov hcap ch (1) gs in Mar.
The Nephew (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Made all, kept on strongly and in command from 3 out, ridden out after last, unchallenged, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating His Excellency (11-12) by 8l, 7 ran.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 17, well behind The Romford Pele (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun.
Book'em Danno (IRE) 11-4fav (10-13) Led, driven and headed narrowly 3 out, soon ridden, rallied to regain lead flat, kept on towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun beating Grandads Horse (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Woodbank 4-1fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2nd until 4th, stayed prominent, no impression on winner last, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Surf And Turf (11-4) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Superior Quality (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th, jumped right 11th, closed and 4 lengths down when fell 13th, in a race won by Lamb Or Cod (11-4) at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gd in May, 5 ran.
Mazuri Cowboy (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, ridden 5 out, 6th before 3 out, 5th before straight, moderate 6th and no impression from before 2 out, 6th of 12, 19l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcap ch in Mar.