PEACE AND CO is a cut above the opposition. He made a winning start over fences at Hexham when jumping well for the most part and Nicky Henderson’s charge should go in again with a clear round. Azzuri and Chieftain's Choice share a similar rating over hurdles and both make their chasing bow while The Society Man just needs to get round to pick up some prize money.
Peace And Co (FR) 1-5fav (10-12) Made all, blundered 4th, clear before 2 out, won at Hexham 2m (4) gd in Jun beating Mount Beckham (10-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
Azzuri 8-1 (9-9) Raced keenly, tracked leaders in 5th, weakened approaching final 2f, 9th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Silver Ghost (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Chieftain's Choice (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up in touch in rear, shaken up before 2 out, ridden approaching last, went 3rd flat, unable to challenge, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Peruvien Bleu (10-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp (3) gd in May.
The Society Man (IRE) 200-1 (11-4) Detached throughout, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind Work In Progress (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) gd in Jul.