SIR DES CHAMPS continues to impress and looked a potential Gold Cup hope when easily landing the Jewson at Cheltenham. He's now unbeaten in seven starts over jumps and though he's never tackled this trip it looks as though it will suit him even better. The classy hunter Mossey Joe made a bright start over regulation fences and though his winning run came to an end at Down Royal in June he sprawled badly on landing at the third last and never recovered. He can do much better while Frisco Depot is a progressive novice who had Ordinary Man 5l behind when landing a Grade 2 at Limerick at the beginning of the month. Shop Dj hasn't done enough to suggest she can trouble the principals.
Frisco Depot 15-8 (11-3) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd after 3 out, ridden to lead last, stayed on well run-in to draw clear close home, won at Limerick 3m nov chs G2 (1) gd beating Your Busy (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mossey Joe (IRE) 11-10fav (12-0) Tracked leaders early, led 3rd and clear before halfway, reduced advantage (6 lengths) when sprawled badly on landing 3 out, not recover, moderate 5th next, mistake last, 5th of 10, 20l behind Harold's Cross (9-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Jun.
Ordinary Man (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Waited with, last of the 4 when squeezed for room on inner approaching 2 out, ridden in pursuit of leader approaching last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Tramore 2m 6f chs gd beating Galant Ferns (10-12) by nk, 5 ran.
Sir Des Champs (FR) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, poised to challenge 2 out, upsides last, soon ridden, led and quickened clear final 150 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Mar beating Champion Court (11-4) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Shop Dj (IRE) 5-4fav (10-11) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Askanna (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) gs.