PIPER HILL would have been an aptly named winner at Perth, but he ran no sort of race on his British debut and the application of the first time tongue strap can help him get back on track. Best Excuse demonstrated some improvement when finishing third in a bumper at Worcester and the second has gone on to pick up a maiden hurdle since. Onedin Line makes a Rules debut for Gordon Elliott. His dam was the tough, One So Wonderful, but having gone through the sales ring for 75000gns as a yearling - he realised just 3000gns last year. Jubilee Night and Hard House were well held on their debuts at Worcester though the going was particularly soft. Any confidence behind Western Movie has to be viewed with the utmost respect. The half-brother to Ring The Boss flopped when put in at prohibitive odds on his debut at Aintree but he was not knocked about once held.
Piper Hill (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Chased leader until 7f out, soon ridden and dropped away, virtually pulled up final 3f, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Our Joey (10-5) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jun.
Best Excuse 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, every chance over 2f out and chased winner, lost 2nd place when no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind My Lad Percy (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Bowie (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway when hampered over 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, demoted to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Benefit Cut (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Hard House 6-1 (11-1) Keen early, held up in 5th, 4th and outpaced over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened and eased 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Floral Spinner (10-5) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Jubilee Night 5-6fav (11-1) Held up in 4th, chased leading pair 5f out, hung violently right and wide entering straight, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with front pair final 2f, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Floral Spinner (10-5) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Jackofhearts Beat Hollow gelding out of Boutique.
Omani Rebel Runyon gelding out of Forgotten Flowers.
Onedin Line 4-1 (11-7) Mid div, some prog 4out, not qckn 3out, ko from 2out, 7th of 11, 44l behind Bonisland (11-7) at Sligo 3m ire ptp in May.
Rex Appeal Revoque gelding out of Supreme Connection.
Sonny Jim Needwood Blade gelding out of Sonderborg.
Tonius (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Bahrain Pearl.
Western Movie 5-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 8f out, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 14, 34l behind Vinnie My Boy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in May.