Rolling Maul won a couple of bumpers at Ffos Las at the start of summer by wide margins. He looks the type to thrive over hurdles. Champagne Rian was second in a Cork bumper in March and has bags of scope while the returning Jigsaw Puzzle may be one to note for future reference. Twice Returned was a fair fourth at Navan in February and has his first start for Dan Skelton but KILLALA QUAY is likely to take all the beating. Form a yard already in terrific form, the six-year-old won by 10 lengths at Aintree in June and the runner-up has rattled up a hat-trick since.
Killala Quay 10-3 (10-12) Held up, headway 7th, not fluent next, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led approaching last, ran on well to draw clear flat, won at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun beating Billfromthebar (10-12) by 10l, 8 ran.
Be Marvellous (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Hannibal The Great (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Champagne Rian (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always prominent, on terms over 4f out, no extra in 2nd from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 7l behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led until 1st, prominent, jumped right 5th, lost 2nd 4 out, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Creepy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
I Am Colin 7-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 16, 8l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Jigsaw Puzzle (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 5th, soon lost place, 9th of 14, 31l behind Bold Chief (11-2) at Warwick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb '12.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased winner until 2nd, stayed handy in bunch, chased winner again after 2 out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Kettlewell (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Perfect Candidate (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd briefly 9th, ridden and no chance with winner when pressing for places from 3 out, one pace, 4th of 11, 22l behind Neltara (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Rolling Maul (IRE) 4-7fav (11-9) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, clear over 3f out, hard held, won at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Jun beating Oscars Way (11-2) by 25l, 4 ran.
Twice Returned (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 8th before straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 4th of 22, 10l behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Wynn Darwi (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In touch, driven and lost place approaching 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 11, 36l behind Lord Grantham (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Flemengo (IRE) Flemensfirth filly out of Roosca Rock.