Feisty Lass has gone well here the last twice for Gordon Elliott and now reverts to fences. She has only had two runs under Rules over the larger obstacles but her point-to-point experience should see her in good stead off a feasible mark. Fellow Irish raider Mourne Paddy is also respected despite conceding weight all round and the three-time point-to-point winner should relish this extra distance after finishing third here last time behind Toledo Gold. Polarbrook should run his race again off an unchanged mark but LORD OF DRUMS looks very much on the upgrade and is two out his last three over fences. He appears to be improving with each run and can handle a 5lb rise for his most recent success here in July. A point-to-point success over 3m should mean this step-up in trip will not inconvenience.
Mourne Paddy (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged 6th, led 3 out, headed before next, weakened to 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Toledo Gold (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jun.
Polarbrook (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Held up, headway 13th, ridden next, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Whistling Senator (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Chased leader, mistake 6th, led bypassing omitted 2 out, hung right after last, driven out, won at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Twentypoundluck (11-9) by 3l, 6 ran.
Forestside (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Waited with, no impression from before 3 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 32l behind Raheenwood (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Feisty Lass (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led 2 out, ridden and headed run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Solway Bay (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Diddley Dee 9-1 (10-13) On rear, 6th and plenty to do 3 out, disputing 4th and still plenty to last, strong run flat, went 2nd close home, finished well, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Duneen Point (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Snooze N You Lose 100-1 (9-9) Always behind, 8th of 9, well behind Castlelawn (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.