Temple Lord has managed just one win from 15 starts over fences but was only beaten a nose at Stratford last month and races off the same mark here. Furrows has to go on the short-list stepping out of novice company but we'll give one final chance to BALLYWATT. Placed in six of seven starts over the larger obstacles, Kim Bailey's gelding deserves a change of luck and is eased slightly in grade here. Cardigan Island let supporters down at Ffos Las last time but Up To The Mark isn't badly treated if he can recapture his best form and a better effort is anticipated here.
Temple Lord (FR) 11-2 (11-5) With leader, led 2 out, ridden before last, kept on and headed near finish, 2nd of 6, ns behind Gentleman Anshan (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Ballywatt (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 4th, headway 9th, hit 12th, led 4 out, not fluent 3 out, headed 2 out, hung left and no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Cootehill (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Furrows 11-4fav (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd before 5 out, challenged next, led 3 out, mistake 2 out, headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Bendant (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Achimota (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 6th, weakened 2 out, 8th of 9, 28l behind Araldur (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.
Up To The Mark 6-1 (10-4) Chased leaders until after 4th, behind from 9th, 8th of 10, well behind Micheal Flips (11-7) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Mylord Collonges (FR) 20-1 (11-3) In touch, dropped to rear 8th, tailed off when pulled up 12th, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Tiquer (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Oct.
Cardigan Island (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Led until 5th, chased leader, hit 11th and next, ridden to lead again after 15th, headed before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Sir Mattie (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.