The ground appears to have turned against recent course and distance winner Miss Tenacious while Politeo has developed a mind of his own. Hollow Penny must go close to following up his victory at Fontwell as the second franked the form on Thursday. He can beat Sublime Talent again but TEMPLE LORD can't get much lower in the weights and might be worth one more chance. He doesn't always find much off the bridle but has the right man on board if it comes down to a battle of wills.
Hollow Penny 13-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, led before 5 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Giant O Murchu (11-0) by 7l, 6 ran.
Miss Tenacious 5-1 (11-12) Made all, not fluent 4th, hit last, ridden out, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul beating Easily Pleased (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Politeo (FR) 50-1 (11-6) Towards rear, pushed along before 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Prince Tom (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Temple Lord (FR) 15-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, reminder 8th, not fluent 4 out, some headway from 3 out, no impression, weakened flat, 6th of 10, 12l behind Drumlang (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 5 out, went 3rd from 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Hollow Penny (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.