A trappy heat with RHYMERS HA' given the chance to atone for an early fall the last day. He had previously revealed considerable ability on his chasing debut when runner-up to Jack The Gent at Kelso and gets on very well with this pilot who claims a valuable 7lb. He looks to house scope for further progress over the larger obstacles. Toledo Gold was off the mark over fences here when beating Mulligan's Man at levels and both have gone well enough since, although there should be little between the pair now with the McCain contender 7lb better off for 6l. Twentypoundluck finished ahead of Toledo Gold last time and should confirm the form on 7lb better terms. The Irish raider has yet to score under Rules but still rates the prime danger to the selection.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Led, clear 2nd, reduced lead from 7th, mistake 10th, headed bypassing omitted 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Lord Of Drums (10-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Mulligan's Man (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, pushed along after 4 out, left pressing for 2nd 3 out, one pace after last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Foreverpresenting (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf.
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.
Twentypoundluck (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 8th, went 2nd after last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Lord Of Drums (10-8) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.