On Tour was fifth in a Grade 3 here in the spring and only headed close home on his reappearance in one of these at Chepstow. Despite a 3lb rise, he’s still fairly treated but hasn’t won in almost two years. THEATRE GUIDE was only sixth at Chepstow but clearly in need of the run and was allowed to come home in his own time once his chance had gone. Though he’s closely matched with Carole's Destrier on their run together at Newbury in March, the latter lacks a recent run so the Tizzard veteran can come out on top this time. Killaro Boy went very close in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in June after winning a hunter chase on his first run for Henry Oliver so can’t be ignored..
Captain Redbeard (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) Hampered 1st, mid-division, tracked leaders on inside, 6th (becher), outpaced before 2 out, weakened last, 16th of 40, dist behind Tiger Roll (11-5) at Aintree 4m 2f hcp (1) gs in Apr.
Theatre Guide (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, ridden after next, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 21l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Killaro Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Led to 6th, chased leader, led bypassing omitted 3 out, ridden and narrowly headed last, slight lead towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Brave Eagle (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp lst (1) gd in Jun.
Burtons Well (IRE) 7-2jfav (10-12) Led, very long the 4th and dragged hind legs through the fence, not fluent and headed 8th, led again next, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 23l behind Ballyhill (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) hvy in Jan.
Our Kaempfer (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, hit 8th, headway 12th, led 4 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, 3rd and held flat, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Forest Des Aigles (11-3) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Monbeg River (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and headed before next where mistake, soon no extra in 4th and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 16 1/2l behind A Toi Phil (11-6) at Listowel 2m 4f Yielding in Sep.
On Tour (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Held up in last pair, headway 5 out, driven to chase leaders next, ridden and one pace after 2 out, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Indian Temple (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Led but pressed and soon clear with rival who set strong pace, headed 8th, chased leader until weakened 4 out, 4th of 9, dist behind Soupy Soups (10-1) at Perth 3m hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Carole's Destrier 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, badly hampered 7th, some headway on outside after 5 out, blundered next, not recover and pulled up before 2 out, at Ayr 4m hcp (1) gd in Apr.