Temple Lord has become expensive to follow but August Hill has proved a money-spinner this year, winning three times over timber and making a successful chasing bow at Stratford. She won't go down without a fight but DRUMLANG was back to something approaching his best when just beaten in a three-way finish at Market Rasen. He's been raised a couple of pounds but Robert McCarth's claim takes care of that and Ian Williams' charge might be the one to beat. Quinsman has been running well over further here this summer and has the beating of Kyles Faith but Ballygrooby Bertie and Regal One have a bit to prove now.
August Hill (IRE) 13-8 (10-7) Held up 4th and last, went 3rd when not fluent 6th, outpaced 3 out, ridden between last 2, rallied to challenge last, led flat, kept on, won at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gf in Jul beating Woodbank (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Temple Lord (FR) 3-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 6 out, soon pushed along in rear, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 6, 17l behind Got Attitude (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Prominent, led 2nd, headed when blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Imjoeking (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Drumlang (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden after 3 out, challenged next, kept on and every chance toward finish, just held, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Quinsman 2-1 (11-12) Always prominent on inside, led 5 out, headed narrowly approaching next, regained lead 3 out, hung right before next, wandered last, ridden flat, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Another Kate (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Another Flutter (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked winner, not always fluent, mistakes 8th and 9th, no impression after 4 out, plugged on from 2 out, 4th of 6, 16l behind Miss Tenacious (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Perfect Timing 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, lost place 4 out, last of 7, well behind Jawaab (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Without The Bop (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Pr, 2nd 1/2way, cl 2nd 4out, rdn & up sn aftr, qckly lost plc & drpd to 5th 3out, no dngr appr str, 5th of 9, 28l behind Galloping Gander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 3m ire ptp gs in May.
Regal One (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind, headway and in touch 4 out, outpaced in 4th next, soon beaten, lost modest 4th towards finish, 5th of 9, 20l behind Balinroab (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, rallied to regain lead last, kept on under pressure flat, held on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Jul beating Vujiyama (10-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.