Get It On won over fences at Cartmel in May and can race off a lower mark back over timber. Chebsey Beau won a maiden hurdle at Towcester but this is tougher and Mr Maynard also takes on better opposition off a higher mark having won here last month. Knight In Purple drops in class but arrives out of form so that should leave the way clear for MR SHANTOU. A last hurdle blunder didn't help his cause at Hexham last time but the champion steered him to victory at Market Rasen earlier in the year and is back on board today.
Knight In Purple 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, no extra next, 7th of 9, 25l behind Dubawi Phantom (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Mr Shantu (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 3 out, outpaced next, no chance with winner between last 2, weakened and lost moderate 2nd after last, 3rd of 8, 21l behind George Fernbeck (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Cross Of Honour (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up, ridden and lost touch 5th, behind next, pulled up after, in a race won by Saint Roque (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun '13, 11 ran.
Get It On (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along briefly after 4th, well behind 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 21l behind Laudatory (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Chebsey Beau 5-6fav (10-2) Led to 2nd, close up, led after 3 out, stayed on well from last, won at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in May beating Mont Royale (11-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Schelm (GER) 11-2 (12-0) Hdwy 11; wknd 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind She's Real (11-7) at Melton Hunt Club 3m ptp gd in May.
Parc des Princes (USA) 11-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 38l behind Solway Sam (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Mr Maynard 3-1 (11-5) Led, pecked 5th, headed next, ridden approaching 2 out, lost 2nd last, one pace flat, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Bajan Blu (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.