Brady hasn't achieved all that he promised during his time over hurdles although he must be respected as Donald McCain has made a habit of sending his top chasers to this track. Rebecca Curtis has two runners and Tony McCoy has elected to ride ONE TERM. The six-year-old makes his chasing debut this evening and while an ability to handle fast ground has to be taken on trust, he had won three and placed in a further four races over hurdles. The champ appears to have rejected the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Feast Of Fire. Still a maiden after eight starts, he looks as if he may need further. Swaledale Lad has won two races for Richard Ford and returns from a break. Having won a bumper on fast ground for Micky Hammond, he can be anticipated to give a good account of himself on a first foray over fences.
Brady (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Led, not fluent 5th and 9th, mistake and headed 11th, ridden and no chance with winner from after 4 out, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Muldoon's Picnic (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Don't Hang About 7-1 (12-0) (cp) hdwy 11; led aft 2 out; rdn clr flat, won at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun beating Oh Toodles (12-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway after 3rd, chased winner 6th until 9th, went 2nd again when mistake 2 out, no impression and soon lost 2nd, stayed on one pace, 4th of 12, 20l behind High Ville (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Hit The Switch 9-2fav (10-1) Led narrowly to 2nd, soon pushed along, lost place and reminders before 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
My Lad Percy 16-1 (10-4) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, well behind On The Bridge (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Nicks Power (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Held up, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 47l behind Sea Lord (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
One Term (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, led until before 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 11, 42l behind Saint Roque (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 1-2fav (11-0) Led from 1st, made rest, clear from last, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Ivan Boru (10-13) by 5l, 13 ran.