Point-to-point and bumper winner MILE HOUSE was well backed on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las last week but his saddle slipped and he ran out. Robert Stephens' charge can recoup losses here as German Flat winner Rockmount River has already come up short twice over course and distance, though did finish second on both occasions. It would be no surprise to see Shah Of Persia do well over timber as he has a NH pedigree. He can make the frame on his introduction as none of the others have shown much so far.
Mile House (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Led, jumped right and saddle slipped 4th, soon clear, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Seranwen (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd, 10 ran.
Rockmount River (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leader until after 2nd, one pace and no impression from 2 out, went 2nd again last, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Laser Blazer (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Seymour Legend 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling 10th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Drum Valley (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Jun.
Shadesofnavy 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, pushed along after 6th, weakened before next, soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by My Lucky Flame (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun '13, 12 ran.
Shah Of Persia Fair Mix gelding out of Queen Soraya.
Swanage Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 40l behind Wyfield Rose (10-9) at Towcester 1m 5f NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Tinkers Lane (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 10f out until 3f out, kept on same pace and no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Watcombe Heights (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf in Jul.
Zero Visibility (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Hampered 5th, always towards rear, 10th of 14, well behind Retrieve (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Supapowers (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, struggling from 7th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Byron Blue (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gf.