Paul Nicholls is the leading trainer at this track and THEMILANHORSE is his only runner at today's meeting. Winner of a Newton Abbot bumper in March, his dam was sister to a couple of hurdle winners at around this trip and that's enough encouragement to give the five-year-old the vote today. Bevnott is certainly worth a second look, however, as Lucy Wadham's ex-pointer won a couple of bumpers over the summer. Golden Call wasn't disgraced on his UK debut when third at Perth and makes more appeal than last week's Ludlow third My Girl Millie while Tour Des Champs has his first start under Rules.
Bevnott (IRE) 5-2fav (11-1) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 3f out, hung badly right from over 2f out, veered right to stands side rail 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug beating Candelita (10-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Calkat (IRE) City Honours gelding out of Beal Na Blath.
Don't Look Bach (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Led, hit 6th, went left next, headed approaching 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 11, 10l behind Well Regarded (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Golden Call (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, led 2nd, headed 3 out, ridden to regain lead before 2 out, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Reaping The Reward (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Ifonlyalfie 7-2 (11-0) Close up, outpaced quickly 2 out, last of 4, 29l behind Fill The Power (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Mr Redwood 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on outside, fell 10th, in a race won by Inishrush (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 6 ran.
Pericoloso (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Phills Serenade.
Themilanhorse (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Theatre Guide (10-12) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Third River 12-1 (12-0) 3rd of 6, 31l behind Lathyrus (12-0) at Brampton Bryan 3m ptp gf in Apr.
Tour Des Champs (FR) 8-1 (10-7) in a race won by Bills Bank (12-0) at Bangor-on-dee Points 3m ptp gs in Mar, 9 ran.
Minor Chord 20-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 6f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 44l behind Super Duty (11-1) at Bangor 2m 1f Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (5) gd in Apr.
My Girl Millie 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leader until 6th, jumped slowly and outpaced by leading pair from next, well held before 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Sohappyharry (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Truckers Princess (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Soon prominent, 3rd after 5 out, no extra from next, 11th of 16, well behind Annie Other (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Jul.