Plugged on well to take third. Original quote: "Showed some good form on the level prior to arriving with us. After a wind op he looked like he was going to win on his hurdling debut when he took a nasty fall at Newton Abbot. We gave him plenty of time to get over that and he jumped well last time out, but the trip over 2m5f just stretched his stamina. Back down in trip now and with that confidence under this belt shouldn't be far away. However, he takes on a pretty useful rival in Shantou Express , so he'll have to be on his A-game here."