Alan King has done well with his select number of summer jumpers and some, such as No Substitute and URIAH HEEP have scored with any amount in hand. The latter was always controlling matters here last time and he's well fancied to go in again despite a 9lb rise in his rating with Richard Johnson retaining the ride. Don Padeja also obliged over course and distance last time and should also remain competitive despite his own 9lb hike. Only a four-year-old, he should have plenty more to come and rates a potent threat. Dovils Date has been in good heart of late and should go well under his young rider who has impressed on a couple of occasions recently, whilst Broughtons Warrior only won a maiden hurdle last time but did so in good fashion, looks on the upgrade and is respected on this handicap bow.
Dovils Date 15-2 (11-2) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, pressed last, kept on and held on well towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Chalk It Down (11-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Beachfire 9-2 (11-2) Prominent, jumped right 1st, not fluent 3rd, led 6th, headed 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 21l behind Dubawi Phantom (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Uriah Heep (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Held up, headway after 4th, not fluent 3 out, led before last, comfortably, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf beating Focail Maith (11-9) by 7l, 10 ran.
My Guardian Angel 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, slightly hampered 6th, hit 3 out, weakened soon after, left in modest 4th 2 out, weakened into 5th flat, 5th of 11, 13l behind Fergall (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Don Padeja 5-1 (11-6) Made all, clear when blundered last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun beating Focail Maith (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Detached, jumped left 2nd, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Cap Elorn (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Broughtons Warrior 2-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May beating Star Date (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Spanish Treasure (GER) 12-1 (11-6) Led until before 3 out, weakened next, mistake last, last of 6, 43l behind Fuzzy Logic (10-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Left in 4th place at the 1st, held up in rear, mistake 2nd, pushed along and struggling 6th, never on terms, tailed off, 4th of 5, 46l behind Makari (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gd in Jun.
Indiefront 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, went 4th from last, no impression, 4th of 11, 24l behind Supreme Present (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.