SURF AND TURF is often the subject of market confidence and while his supporters had to suffer a recent reverse at Ffos Las, the manner in which he previously despatched his rivals at Worcester suggested him as a horse to stay very much on the right side of. Fiftyonefiftyone dotted up over course-and-distance in May although he has questions to answer after two modest runs. Giant O Murchu is respected as a previous winner under similar conditions while De Faoithesdream has his first run in a handicap chase having been rated much higher over hurdles in the past. Mibleu may be a teenager but Colin Tizzard's inmate proved himself to be no back number when obliging recently over the minimum trip at Uttoxeter.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 7th, hit 4 out, beaten next, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Dineur (10-6) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jun.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) In touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
De Faoithesdream (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, went right 5th, headed 8th, chased winner until before 2 out, no impression when dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 8, 17l behind Baby Mix (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gf in Jun.
Surf And Turf (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out, left clear 2nd 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden 2 out, rallied approaching last, held flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hodgson (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Piment D'Estruval (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, tracked leading pair 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, headway when mistake next, soon ridden, 3 lengths down last, kept on flat, always held, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Kaolak (11-0) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Mibleu (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Bay Central (11-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up behind, ridden before 2 out, stayed on from last, 4th of 11, 7l behind Finger Onthe Pulse (11-11) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.