Carlanstown and Top Chief represent Gordon Elliott and the latter is preferred of the duo if taking up this engagement after his scheduled run last night, having looked impressive on two recent winning starts before scuppered by soft ground at Limerick. Muraweh may do better now going handicapping whilst Five Rivers outran his odds when a fair second at Hexham last time. CIVIL UNREST is likely to appreciate this return to hurdles though and gets the vote. He landed a hat-trick last autumn/early winter in the style of an improved performer and looked much more like his old self when runner-up to Harrys Whim here over fences earlier this month. Let's hope he can progress again off a feasible mark returned to timber.
Five Rivers (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Held up in last pair, reminder after 6th, outpaced in 5th before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take moderate 2nd after last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 16l behind George Fernbeck (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Amilliontimes (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Close up, pushed along before and brought down 2 out, in a race won by Politeness (11-4) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd, 10 ran.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Chased clear leader, effort 3 out, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Harrys Whim (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Top Chief 6-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 6th on outer before straight, 5th 2 out, soon no impression, one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Stolberg (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109.
Maraweh (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) In touch, outpaced 4 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on well, never a threat, 4th of 9, 21l behind Dr Moloney (10-7) at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Bow School (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Close up, every chance 2 out, one pace from last, 4th of 9, 10l behind Top Chief (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f (5) gd.
Carlanstown (IRE) 1-4 (12-2) Ww in 4th, eff to chall in 2nd aftr 2out, on terms last, not get to wnr, 2nd of 5, 3l behind O'Muircheartaigh (11-6) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Benmadigan (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Top Chief (10-8) at Perth 2m 4f (5) gd.