Temple Lord finally came good at Worcester earlier this month but his overall strike rate is poor and a follow-up is probably unlikely off a 4lb higher mark. Grey Soldier is another infrequent winner while novice Ulis De Vassy hasn't come close to breaking his duck over fences so far, though still has a bit of scope. GIANT O MURCHU is back on a winning mark and reserves his best for this tight track. A repeat of last month's fourth to Finger Onthe Pulse here may well suffice in this grade. Tri Nations won here last month but has folded tamely in subsequent runs.
Grey Soldier (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not always fluent, weakened 9th, 6th of 7, 35l behind Dineur (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf.
Temple Lord (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Held up behind in touch, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, ridden and rallied flat, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Another Flutter (11-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ulis De Vassy (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 7th, headway when left 3rd next, mistake and outpaced 4 out, well held by front pair after, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Professeur Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gf.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, struggling 8th, never dangerous, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Piment D'estruval (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Tri Nations (UAE) 8-1 (11-8) Towards rear, blundered 4 out, in 4th 3 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 35l behind Rudigreen (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.