Nicky Henderson, Phillip Hobbs and Paul Nicholls have all saddled more than one winner apiece in this race over the last ten years so it makes sense to concentrate on their representatives. Many of Lifestyle's stable companions have been needing their first run and a market check is advised as it is for Two Bob who looks the pick of the Hobbs pair and who is held in high regard but THAT'LLDOBOY may be able to provide Paul Nicholls with another winner. The point-to-point winner is reported to have strengthened up over the summer and is fancied to make his mark this season. Others to bear in mind - and the market will tell us more - are Five Rivers and Peckhamecho.
Bowntobebad (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Held up; stdy hdwy 11; led aft 2 out; easy, won at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp in Feb beating Son Of Flame (11-7) by 10l, 8 ran.
Five Rivers (IRE) Accordion gelding out of Native Country.
Harry Le Fise Lake (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Jennypenney.
Koralsdarling (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Hld up in last pair, pushed along halfway, struggling final 4f, last of 8, 33l behind Lets Get Serious (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Lifestyle 9-2 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 19, 26l behind Big Time Billy (10-5) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Peckhamecho (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Nolans Pride.
Romulus D'artaix (FR) Evensfav (10-9) Held up in touch, pushed along before halfway, chased leading pair from over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Fishoutofwater (11-3) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
That'lldoboy (FR) 4-5 (10-7) Ap; sust chall 2 out; led cl home, won at Ston Easton 3m ptp in Mar beating How Are You Going (12-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Twentyten (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Brd 1st, in a race won by Gamato (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in May, 13 ran.
Two Bob (IRE) Bob Back gelding out of Double Symphony.
Filimoss Classic Cliche mare out of Fililode.
Longrow 66-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 4th of 16, 7l behind Mr Hudson (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.