POWER PACK JACK's jumping has always been a little suspect and he was pulled up in his final two starts last season. He's the type to go well fresh, however, and the nine-year-old won a better race over C&D less than a year ago off the same mark. He could be worth an interest getting weight from Perth second The Magic Bishop and Et Maintenant, who are both probably better over shorter trips. Acrai Rua won easily over a marathon distance at Cartmel in August but isn't exactly reliable and Danny John Boy is 8lb higher than when successful at the same track in June. Quacity and Keeverfield may be best watched here having pulled up last time.
The Magic Bishop 7-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 9th, chased leading pair after 4 out, 5 lengths down in 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and no chance with winner, held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Rossini's Dancer (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Et Maintenant (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mumbles Head (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May, 12 ran.
Power Pack Jack (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent and reminders 3rd, lost place next, well behind 6th, tailed off and soon pulled up, in a race won by Who Owns Me (11-4) at Warwick 3m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Quacity (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, dropped to last when mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Rosairlie (9-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Apr, 6 ran.
Acrai Rua (IRE) 13-2 (10-8) With leader, led from 12th, clear from 5 out, pushed out, easily, won at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Aug beating Dystonia's Revenge (11-5) by 18l, 5 ran.
Keeverfield (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 14 ran.
Danny John Boy 13-2 (10-12) In touch on inside, led after 8th, headed briefly 3 out, ridden after last, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jun beating Heez A Steel (11-5) by 5l, 7 ran.