Inch Rover's form figures are misleading the last twice as he's been beaten out of sight in both starts over hurdles. His bumper form was promising and it will be interesting to see if the first-time application of a tongue tie and blinkers sharpens his performance. Robin Dickin's lightly-raced ex-Irish pointer, Kitegen, shares topweight with the Longsdon charge, is coming along nicely and shaped well when third to Robbie on his handicap debut at Southwell last time. He's respected but PAIRC NA GCAPALL, who has scored over fences here, was a good second to Whistling Senator over 3m2f when last seen over timber and will go close if repeating that level. Elegant Olive and Folie A Deux are exposed but respected and money for My Mate Vinnie would be noteworthy.
Kitegen (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Keen early, tracked leader, disputed lead on inside 3 out, kept on and every chance until ridden and one pace flat, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Robbie (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Inch Rover (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair, driven 7th, ridden and no impression before next, lost moderate 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 47l behind Foundry Square (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Saqil (USA) 14-1 (11-8) Towards rear, ridden along after 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Superman De La Rue (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May, 12 ran.
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) In rear, headway 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened before 2 out, last of 6, well behind King Mak (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Iris's Flyer 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, struggling 10th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Midnight Gold (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Elegant Olive 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before last, soon went 3rd, stayed on strongly, nearest at finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sunny Spells (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Folie A Deux (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Soon chasing leaders, outpaced after 2 out, stayed on final 150 yards, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Douglas (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost ground on front pair when not fluent 8th, well beaten 4 out, 4th of 7, 27l behind Double Chocolate (11-10) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Mr Bolt (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Always towards rear, 17th of 22, well behind The Great Shanghai (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl.
Rivermouth 15-2 (11-2) In rear, behind 7th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Romney Marsh (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Macra Na Feirme (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Led until after 1st, prominent, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 17, 5l behind Themanfromfraam (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Tommy Tiger 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, slow 1st, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Grand Lahou (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Colwyn Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, no impression, 7th of 14, well behind Mr Tingle (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Carys's Lad 25-1 (10-0) Always behind, 10th of 11, well behind Marju King (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.