Chase Gate won over 2m6f here in May but this longer trip might be a problem. It won't bother MONTY'S REVENGE, however, as he's won over track and trip in the past and is 4lb lower than when successful over 3m1f at Towcester last winter. We'll take the view that he needed his comeback run at Worcester and give him a tentative vote. Health Is Wealth has his sights lowered and is a danger but Minella Bliss has shown little so far over fences and the other pair have a lot to prove.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Led, jumped right 1st, headed before next, stayed handy, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 27l behind To Live (11-2) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Chase Gate 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, closed 5th, not fluent 9th, ridden when hit 12th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 42l behind Wait No More (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Minella Ranger (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, pulled up, in a race won by Lord Lescribaa (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 10 ran.
Monty's Revenge (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, outpaced 13th, well beaten 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Whistling Senator (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul, 7 ran.
Minella Bliss (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Held up behind, headway after 4 out, chased leaders under pressure next, soon ridden, left 3rd 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 15, 5l behind Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Paradise Expected 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden approaching 10th, weakened next, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Prime Edition (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in May '12, 9 ran.