A few of these have possibly seen better days while others generally struggle to get their heads in front. Tough Talkin Man is consistent but has managed just one victory in 19 attempts over fences and was a beaten favourite at Ffos Las last month. Moulin De La Croix and Rusty Nail were others to let supporters down last time but RIGHTEOUS GLORY came good at Fontwell last time and the second has franked the form since. Today's pilot Jeremiah McGrath is one of the most experienced in this and a follow up is on the cards. Zama Zama won over hurdles here in 2012 but hasn't scored in 17 starts since and this will be Conor Orr's first ride in public.
Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Led to 9th, left in lead before 6 out, headed 5 out, kept on to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Steel Summit (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Sadler's Star (GER) 33-1 (11-0) Chased (clear) winner until 8th, chased leaders, pushed along and struggling in 5th before 10th, outpaced and no chance when mistake 12th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Neverownup (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Moulin de La Croix 4-1fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Wicklewood (9-9) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Zama Zama 3-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left in lead after 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 11l behind West Cork Flash (11-11) at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jun.
Lord Of The Dunes 8-1 (10-10) Jumped left, bumped 1st, chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, outpaced and struggling in 3rd from 4 out, never any chance with unchallenged winner, 3rd of 7, 28l behind Neverownup (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Lord Fox (IRE) 17-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 11, well behind River Purple (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Righteous Glory (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Led until 7th, not fluent 8th, led 10th, strongly pressed when edged left before last and flat, in command close home, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun beating Ladfromhighworth (11-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Tresor De La Vie (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Led, headed approaching 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 9, 48l behind Itsuptoyou (11-7) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up, well beaten from 4 out, 6th of 10, 22l behind Rockchasebullett (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Rusty Nail (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Not fluent 1st, prominent after 2nd, not fluent 7th, mistake and lost a few places next, hit 11th, went 2nd after 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Perfect Timing (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.