KIAN'S DELIGHT was no match for Changing The Guard and Baby Mix at Newton Abbot but that was no disgrace and he'd impressed when making a successful chasing debut at Fakenham. A course winner over hurdles, this rates an easier assignment and he can revert to winning ways for the in-form Peter Bowen. The Elliott contender is the experienced Best Served Cold but his form lacks any depth whilst D J Milan is an interesting chasing recruit for the McCain operation. He's one to note but Rhymers Ha' looks the main danger to the selection. A praiseworthy second on debut to the more experienced Jack The Gent, he stumbled early on at Hexham last time. He receives a stone, including his pilot's allowance, from the topweight and looks interesting.
Kian's Delight 11-10fav (11-4) Led to 4th, trackedl eaders in 3rd, not fluent 6th, outpaced in 3rd from 10th, kept on one pace from next, no impression, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Changing The Guard (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gd in Jun.
Agricultural 28-1 (10-12) Towards rear, went 4th from 9th, mistake 2 out, weakened and lost 4th place run-in, 5th of 14, 28l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Best Served Cold 20-1 (11-12) Reminders 1st and led, ridden and headed after 4 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 34l behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in May.
Dj Milan (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Led, hit 3 out, headed 2 out, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair and kept on flat, just missed 2nd, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Malin Bay (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Ellandshe (IRE) 28-1 (12-5) Chsd ldrs til wknd 12; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Call Mrs Jones (11-12) at Haydon 3m ptp sft in May, 15 ran.
Rhymers Ha' 7-4fav (10-5) In touch in 5th, unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 14 ran.