Health Is Wealth took advantage of a drop in grade to get back to winning ways over a similar trip at Newton Abbot last month on good to firm ground. He's only 5lb here and has to go on the short-list again. Ballyvesey isn't badly handicapped but hasn't been at his best this year, along with Ballyvoneen. Wait No More has also gone off the boil but there may be more to come from Newton Abbot third The Goldmeister, who has more scope than Douglas and Doctor Ric. JAYANDBEE didn't jump with any great fluency when successful last time but found enough to get his head in front. That was only his fourth start over fences but confirmed that he is a stayer in the making and he should go close again here if the fences don't get in the way.
Ballyvesey (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Tracked winner, ridden before 13th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 44l behind Western King (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Soon tracked leader, challenged 2 out, soon led, ridden and kept on flat, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug beating Monty's Revenge (11-3) by 3l, 6 ran.
Wait No More (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 10th, headed 5 out, soon lost place, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 5, well behind Fairwood Massini (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Old Dreams (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, stumbled badly on flat after 5 out, soon in rear, tailed off, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Cannon Fodder (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Jayandbee (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Prominent, not always fluent, challenged 9th, led after 3 out, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Brandy And Pep (10-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 10th, outpaced and jumping left from 13th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Balinroab (11-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Douglas 5-2fav (11-6) Led, jumped right at times, hit 7th and headed, not fluent 13th, soon ridden, outpaced when not fluent next, mistake and well beaten from 17th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Pyjama Game (11-12) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gf, 5 ran.
Doctor Ric (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, tracked leader from 2nd until 7th, led before 8th, headed after 4 out, pushed along before next, soon ridden, lost 2nd place run-in, no extra, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Nothingbutthetruth (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
The Goldmeister (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Five Out Of Five (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Jul.