Buyer Beware won a Downpatrick maiden hurdle back in March and has been consistent overall. Not disgraced in a fairly competitive handicap at Ballinrobe last time, Gordon Elliott's four-year-old looks the only danger to HASSLE. Richard Newland's Fakenham and Uttoxeter winner couldn't quite peg back Birch Hill at Market Rasen two weeks ago but the slight drop in distance should help and a set of blinkers replace the usual cheekpieces. Golden Town was soon left behind when third over course and distance on his hurdling debut and may always struggle to last home over this sort of distance.
Hassle (IRE) 6-5fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 7th, challenged 2 out, led last, ridden and headed flat, ran on, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Birch Hill (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in Aug.
Buyer Beware (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along after 2 out and 4th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Walkabout (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Golden Town (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) In touch, in 3rd before last, ridden to chase winner and well held run-in, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 15 3/4l behind Crakehall Lad (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn (5) gd in Jul.
K O Kenny 50-1 (11-0) Hampered 1st, mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, dist behind For Goodness Sake (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in May.
Port Navas (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Rear division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 34 1/4l behind Vieux Lille (11-12) at Exeter 2m 7f (4) gd in Apr.
Star Ascending (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced wide tracked clear leaders, went 2nd until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 10 1/4l behind Azilian (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in May.
Adarenna (IRE) 66-1 (10-1) Rear, 8th at 5th, 7th at 6th, mistake at 8th, detached and driven 4 out, no extra, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Screaming Rose (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f Yielding in Aug.