No Loose Change won easily at Newton Abbot last month but the handicapper took exception to his margin of victory and he might struggle to score again off today's mark. Bangor winner Twirling Magnet is improving and stays this longer trip while Guillible Gordon won at Aintree and Market Rasen in June, though has never won off a mark this high. PANTXOA could hardly have been more impressive at Stratford 10 days ago and looks one to follow in the months ahead. He's got a lot more on his plate here but will be asked to carry much more than the 6lb penalty he has in this in future and can double his tally over the larger obstacles. Pineau De Re looked to be on the way back at Market Rasen last week but Buck Mulligan struggles to stay this far.
No Loose Change (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 10th, clear from 4 out, eased towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul beating Royale Knight (10-5) by 13l, 12 ran.
Twirling Magnet (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 9th, went 3rd 3 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul beating Victor Leudorum (11-10) by 8l, 6 ran.
Gullible Gordon (IRE) 5-6fav (10-8) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun beating Billie Magern (11-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Pineau De Re (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 4 out, went 2nd before next, effort 2 out, ridden and one pace approaching last, well held flat, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Strumble Head (10-2) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Buck Mulligan 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led 6 out, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 26l behind Bobowen (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gf in Jul.
Your Busy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led and attempted to make all, ridden 2 out and headed last, soon no chance with easy winner and dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Victrix Gale (10-10) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 88-130 sft in Jul.
Barel Of Laughs (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Queiros Bleu (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 gd, 14 ran.
Pantxoa (FR) 15-8fav (11-11) Led 2nd, made rest, drew clear between last 2, unchallenged, won at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Basil Fawlty (11-1) by 24l, 6 ran.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up, not fluent 13th, ridden 4 out, reluctantly pressed for 3rd after last, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Ballybough Gorta (11-2) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Behind, outpaced 5 out, headway into 5th when blundered 3 out, never near leaders, 6th of 13, well behind Satou (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.