Things clearly haven't turned out as anticipated for Temple Lord and while he clearly has his own ideas about the game, the handicapper has given Jonjo O'Neill's charge a chance off his current mark. Paul Nicholls looks to be bringing a few of his better horses out at this stage of the season, and POLISKY is taken to score. A useful hurdler on his day, he is yet to oblige over the larger obstacles but today's trip and going suit. Victor Leudorum did finish ahead of our selection when they met at Ascot. He returns from a brief absence having disappointed at Ludlow and is 3lb worse off on this occasion. Manger Hanagment has ordinarily produced his better efforts at this time of year while Adrenalin Flight is respected having appreciated a step up in trip at Worcester.
Rob Conti (FR) 9-1 (11-6) Towards rear, jumped left 2nd, never on terms, 7th of 12, 36l behind Pure Faith (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 11-4 (10-13) Held up in 5th, went 4th at 13th, pushed along and outpaced when blundered 4 out, 4th of 6, 26l behind Bold Chief (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, clear after 2nd, not fluent 6th, reduced advantge 10th, ridden after next, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 8, 21l behind That's The Deal (10-2) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Polisky (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair until 4th, left close 4th 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, soon challenging, led last, headed and outpaced final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Victor Leudorum (10-12) at Ascot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Temple Lord (FR) 15-8fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, led
Easily Pleased (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Led 2-7 & 10-12; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Watch The Birdie (11-0) at Pembrokeshire 3m ptp gs in May.
Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) With leader, led 8th, pressed from 4 out, kept on well from last, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Calypso Bay (11-5) by 2l, 10 ran.
Kylenoe Fairy (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, in rear before 4 out, mistake and weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Tzora (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Tiermore (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 10th, led before 12th, mistake 2 out, 1 length ahead last, came clear flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) gd in May beating Delta Borget (11-5) by 2l, 10 ran.