A moderate contest where BANOGE may be the one to side with. Rose Dobbin's eight-year-old returns from a 19-month absence and acts well here and on soft ground. He won here over course and distance two seasons ago and given that he is unexposed he makes more appeal than most. World Of Events ran well in defeat at Sedgefield last month but has it to prove on this slower ground and is taken on. Cut suits Hey Charlie, who represents a yard in decent form and may go better now dropped back in trip, while Devils Delight is out of the handicap but may still be able to join battle for some prize money and will relish conditions.
Banoge (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Close up and inside, effort 3 out, one pace approaching last, 6th of 8, 16l behind Storymaker (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Mar '09.
Hey Charlie (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders and blundered 7th, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 5th of 8, 37l behind De Bansha Man (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Sep.
Mister Pete (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Disputed lead, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 7th of 8, 16l behind Cash Man (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Choctaw Nation 6-1 (10-2) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Cubism (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Sep.
Top It All 10-3fav (10-9) Towards rear on inner, ran in snatches, driven 3 out, headway after 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 7th of 12, 9l behind Grand Union (10-8) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
World Of Events (USA) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, headway 3 out, not fluent and chased winner from 2 out, no impression approaching last, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Zahara Joy (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Balnagore 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened from 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by De Bansha Man (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Sep, 8 ran.
No Supper (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up, took keen hold, brought down 3rd, in a race won by Riverscape (10-5) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) sft in Sep, 7 ran.
Samizdat (FR) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 40l behind Regent's Secret (10-11) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Sep.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 12, 50l behind Pugnacity (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Knight Valliant 6-1 (10-13) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 23l behind Shopfrontspecialst (10-8) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.
Devils Delight (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway 7th, mistake and stumbled 3 out, beaten after, mistake alst, 5th of 6, 18l behind Colditz (10-1) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp 0-90 (5) gd in Aug.