There wouldn't have been much between HOLD COURT (NAP), Minella Reception and Vinnie My Boy over hurdles. The former and the latter both have experience over the larger obstacles, though disappointed last time. We'll give another chance to Evan Williams' seven-year-old as his debut second at Uttoxeter was a solid effort and he was challenging when falling at the last at Newton Abbot next time. The returning Leath Acra Mor and Tenby Jewel should find easier opportunities in the months ahead.
Hold Court (IRE) 11-4 (11-10) Chased leaders, mistake 10th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on same pace under pressure and no impression before 3 out, 5th of 10, 49l behind Ainsi Fideles (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd in Jul.
Leath Acra Mor (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, driven and struggling in poor 4th before 2 out, soon weakened to 5th, 5th of 8, 30l behind Pure Faith (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Aug '13.
Minella Reception (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, effort 3 out, no impression, weakened next, 4th of 9, 20l behind Dubawi Phantom (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Tenby Jewel (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Towards rear and reluctant early, not fluent 2nd, closed after next, ridden and weakened before 6th, 8th of 9, well behind Dazinski (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Chased winner, led briefly 9th until next, not fluent 11th (water), already lost 2nd when mistake and weakened last, tailed off, 4th of 7, 35l behind Mr Satco (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gf in Jul.