Pantxoa carried a 6lb penalty to a battling success at Ffos Las but he's not very big and has to concede weight all round in what looks a very competitive heat. He should still get involved but Jonjo O'Neill trained the runner-up in that race and can take his revenge here through FULL OF JOY, who looked in very good form when scoring at Bangor. Cinevator easily landed a handicap hurdle in April and made a successful start over fences at Fontwell in August. He's on the upgrade and should be in the shake-up while Annacotty, a winning point-to-pointer and hurdler, makes his debut over fences and looks very interesting from this mark.
Pantxoa (FR) 9-4fav (10-6) Made all, ridden and pressed approaching last, stayed on well under pressure flat, won at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in Aug beating Twirling Magnet (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cinevator (IRE) 9-5 (11-6) Tracked leader, left in lead and slightly hampered 5th, joined 10th, left clear 3 out, eased flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gf in Aug beating Wak A Turtle (11-3) by 6l, 4 ran.
Annacotty (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, closed 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened approaching last, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 6, 23l behind Whisper (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Gas Line Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up of fthe pace in 6th, headway to chase leaders 5th, outpaced in dispute of 5th when went left and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Annacotty (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Full Of Joy (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, challenged 5 out, led after 3 out, clea when jumped left last, stayed on, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Sep beating Ballybough Gorta (11-11) by 5l, 6 ran.
Brassick 6-5 (11-6) Took keen hold early stages, prominent, went 2nd after 2nd until 4th, challenged 13th, led next, headed 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind According To Trev (10-13) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Sep.
Polisky (FR) 3-1 (11-9) In touch on outside, lost place 12th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 8, 34l behind Kylenoe Fairy (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Jul.
Nomadic Dreamer 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, outpaced 8th, weakened next, 6th of 7, well behind De Faoithesdream (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.