Leath Acra Mor still has his stamina to prove over this longer trip, as does Dartford Warbler, but American Legend won over 3m3f at Newton Abbot on his reappearance and is only 4lb higher here. PURE FAITH has been a reformed character lately and shaped nicely back over hurdles at Newton Abbot. He's been dropped a couple of pounds since and has won off similar marks over fences so should make his presence felt and looks the pick of these with High Ville raised a harsh-looking 11lb since finishing second in a four-runner race at Uttoxeter.
Pure Faith (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8th, every chance after 3 out, stayed on same pace before next, 5th of 14, 7l behind Sheriff Hutton (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf.
High Ville (IRE) 4-5fav (11-11) Took keen hold, led, clear 2nd until until before 8th, not fluent 9th, headed before 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Salpierre (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Ixora (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, pushed along after 7th, lost place 4 out, 9th of 12, 38l behind Pure Faith (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Led to 1st, tracked leader, a close 2nd when left in lead 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on and well held run-in, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Man Of Leisure (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jul.
Aimigayle 7-2 (11-11) Led, driven and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure, held on for 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Wild Rhubarb (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May '12.
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent and ridden 3 out, no extra from last, 7th of 12, 15l behind Church Field (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
American Legend (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Held up in 4th, went 2nd 4 out, driven after next, switched inside and ridden approaching 2 out, led approaching last where not fluent, held on under pressure flat, won at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul beating Qulinton (11-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Solway Bay 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 3 out, mistake last, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Taruma (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.