Most of these have been kept busy over the summer but the likes of Jack The Gent, pulled up at Huntingdon last time, Lucky Landing and Temple Lord are taking on better opposition now. Spock did well to beat Royale's Charter at Worcester last month, however, while Castlelawn can be forgiven his latest run at Perth over a longer trip. DIAMOND FRONTIER found his form again in the spring and has won over track and trip off a higher mark in the past. John Dawson takes off 7lb in this and he could be capable of going close if fully wound-up. Kealigolane is preferred to Stagecoach Pearl and Granville Island of the others returning from a break.
Stagecoach Pearl 10-1 (10-12) Led, blundered 6 out, headed 5 out, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Conquisto (10-10) at Ayr 2m lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked winner until led 4th, headed 8th, weakened quickly after 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by My Brother Sylvest (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gd, 5 ran.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) In touch, effort 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, modest 3rd, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Hazy Tom (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.
Kealigolane (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Led, headed before 7th, not fluent and last next, weakened before 4 out, last of 4, well behind Ulysse Collonges (10-5) at Ayr 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) gs in Apr.
Granville Island (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) In touch, took keen hold, jumped left 2nd, not fluent 10th or 11th, went 2nd briefly when hit 4 out, 3rd and one pace and no chance with winner when mistake last, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Dolatulo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Temple Lord (FR) 9-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 6 out, mistake 5 out, mistake 4 out, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Tindaro (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Prominent, hit 6th, lost place before 9th, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Fine Parchment (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May.
Spock (FR) 8-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led before 5th, hit last, narrowly headed flat, led again towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Sep beating Royale's Charter (11-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Castlelawn (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Led until 6th, not fluent 9th, led 11th, not fluent 4 out, headed next, weakened flat, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Scotch Warrior (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jul.
Mibleu (FR) 6-1 (10-11) In touch and keen, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, 34l behind Easily Pleased (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.