CHANGING THE GUARD took the scalp of Baby Mix last month and with that line of form appearing to scare away much of the likely opposition, we will seek not to oppose him under a penalty. Highway Code bids to break his duck at the seventh time of asking. He didn't appear to stay over further at Worcester and the drop back to two miles should suit. Featherintheattic won a bumper and two hurdles for Nicky Henderson before going to the sales last summer. He ran respectably on his debut for Warren Greatrex but he hasn't shown very much on two subsequent outings. Sportsreport has plenty to find on his form under Rules while the remainder appear hard to fancy.
Changing The Guard 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders and keen, led before 5th, joined from 9th until 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gd in Jun beating Baby Mix (11-4) by 7l, 6 ran.
Comical Red 50-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, last of 17, well behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Featherintheattic (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders and keen, blundered 7th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Highway Code (USA) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge before last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Finger Onthe Pulse (11-11) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Special Boru (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, no impression, 8th of 16, well behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Sportsreport (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led to 1st, tracked leader, weakened after 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Another Hero (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf.