BLACK COW got his act together over hurdles last time when just failing to catch the winner over track and trip. He has little to beat in this and Paul Nicholl's charge can open his account. Dancing Olga was beaten a distance when third here last month and winning pointer One More Tune may prove a bigger threat. Rain Check is a half-brother to a hurdles winner and could also get involved in this company on his racecourse debut.
Black Cow (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Bumped slightly 1st, held up, headway from 5th, went close 2nd before 2 out, driven approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Kalmbeforethestorm (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Captain Reacher 11-1 (11-7) (h) nvr nr to chall, 4th of 12, 8l behind Whataknight (11-7) at Exmoor 3m ptp gd in Jun.
Develop U 100-1 (10-9) Held up, last and struggling from 5th, tailed off before 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kalmbeforethestorm (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
One More Tune (IRE) 7-4 (12-2) Rcd 2nd, rdn on terms aftr 2out, no ex late, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Valentino's Choice (12-2) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Rain Check (IRE) Luso gelding out of Warm Front.
Uncle Bunge (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Mid-divsion, some headway under pressure before 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Black Phantom (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Dancing Olga 25-1 (10-10) Pecked 1st, took keen hold, held up, hampered 3rd, went poor 3rd approaching 3 out, 3rd of 8, 42l behind Ebony Empress (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Omega Omega 20-1 (8-7) Chased winner 3f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind Underwritten (8-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol (flat).
Kayf Charmer 50-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, struggling halfway, tailed off when fell between last 2 hurdles, in a race won by Howlongisafoot (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.