Another tricky puzzle to solve with Troy Tempest and Lost Glory both bidding to bounce back from disappointing efforts last time. Bold Perk has been alternating between fences and hurdles with great effect but the handicapper may have got to grips with David Pipe's nine-year-old now. Rowdy Rampage boasts a cracking record in point-to-points in Ireland and it's interesting that Paul Nicholls has plunged him straight into handicap company. He could be well treated while it's too soon write off either Marleybow or Nothingbutthetruth. But we are going to stick with Evan Williams' COLD HARBOUR, who has been much-improved of late and was given a good ride by claimer Barry Browne to win over C&D last month. He can defy the weight rise.
The Ferbane Man (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 12th, ridden 16th, weakened 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Estates Recovery (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul, 15 ran.
Troy Tempest (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Held up in rear, headway after 13th, ridden after 16th, 5th and well held when hit 2 out, 7th of 15, 28l behind Estates Recovery (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul.
Bold Perk (IRE) 11-8fav (9-12) Made all, not fluent 8th or 9th, drew clear before 3 out, eased flat, won at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Traffic Article (11-12) by 8l, 12 ran.
Kirkhammerton (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, behind after 14th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Foxesbow (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Jul.
Marleybow (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 13th, ridden after 16th, well beaten before 3 out, 6th of 15, 23l behind Estates Recovery (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul.
Cold Harbour 6-1 (11-1) Prominent, went 2nd 4 out, challenged 2 out, led last, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul beating Very Cool (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, not fluent 2nd, ridden 4 out, bumped and went 4 out 2 out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 7, 17l behind Morning Moment (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Lost Glory (NZ) 9-4fav (11-8) Jumped left, in touch in mid-division, chased winner 4 out until 2 out, one pace last, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Morning Moment (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Bermuda Pointe (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leaders until mistake 7th, weakened 4 out, mistakes 3 out and 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Cabbyl Doo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Rowdy Rampage (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Alw pr, disp from 4out, challl 2out, rdn clr last, kow, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp gd in Jun beating Mon Oiseau (11-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Grovemere (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway 4 out, went 3rd last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Chase Gate (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.