Rendl Beach was unable to follow-up his maiden hurdle win at Fontwell when only third at Cheltenham. He has a penalty for his earlier win and BIG SOCIETY can take advantage with Gerald Quinn's 7lb claim further helping his cause. Winning pointer, Vintage Kid, ran out of steam on his hurdling bow at Exeter and should finish closer here while Mumbles Bay has a chance on his best bumper form despite being pulled-up at this track last time.
Rendl Beach (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked leader, not fluent 6th, led 9th, mistake 2 out, soon headed, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 11l behind According To Trev (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Big Society (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, challenged 4 out, led before next, ridden before last, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Let's Be Famous (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 38l behind Sgt Reckless (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Mumbles Bay (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 1st, lost place 5th, ridden after next, behind 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Boyfromnowhere (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft, 8 ran.
Ravens Brook (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 3out, ld 2out, row, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Ibetellingyoualie (12-0) by 6l, 13 ran.
Vintage Kid (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, effort to challenge approaching 3 out, soon one pace, no chance with front pair in clear 3rd before next, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Highland Retreat (10-4) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Midnight Belle 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st and 2nd, not fluent and lost place 4th, reminders after next, weakened approaching 7th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Coronea Lilly (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.