Scene Two has finished runner-up in his first three starts over timber but may once again be playing it out for frame places. Dereks is 10lb higher than his last winning mark but the trip and ground should suit. He was last seen behind Khorun at Southwell but on a line through that winner, LUCAINDUBAI seems to be the better option having beaten Khorun at Ffos Las towards the end of August. He continues to improve with each outing and with potentially more to come from the Evan Williams trained gelding he gets the vote. Beidh Tine Anseo completed a hat-trick in May and could be a threat, as could Astracad who races off a career high mark, however the biggest danger is likely to be Organisateur. He has impressed in two starts over timber by winning both tries and has to be respected from the Paul Nicholls yard.
Oceana Gold 11-1 (11-8) Tracked leader until approaching 4th, weakened after 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Palomar (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Sep.
Higgy's Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) In touch, not fluent 4th, weakened after 3 out, 14th of 17, 47l behind Palomar (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Sep.
Organisateur (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Head up, steady headway from 7th, chased leaders from next, 2 lengths 2nd and staying on but looked held when left clear last, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Stormhoek (11-0) by 8l, 12 ran.
Astracad (FR) 9-2fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4th, every chance when hit 2 out, not much room on landing last and switched left, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Palomar (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Sep.
Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden and no extra from last, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Riverscape (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Lucaindubai (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Made all, pushed along 3out, clear when mistake last, eased close home, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Khorun (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Dereks (IRE) 13-8 (12-5) Tracked leader until 4th, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, no chance, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Khorun (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Makhaaleb (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, chased winner 2 out, soon ridden, kept on flat, always held, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Time Machine (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Scene Two 15-8fav (10-10) Always prominent, led after 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon driven, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind A Nun With A Gun (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
Shalamiyr (FR) 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, weakened approaching 4 out, 8th of 14, 36l behind Tabaran (10-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Boogie Dancer 3-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3 out, chased leading pair on inside after next, soon ridden, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Herschel (11-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Sep.