A big field to bring the curtain down on proceedings at Haldon Hill and we'll give IDIAN MIX another chance, while Ballygalley Bob and Brave Jo are among others in with a shout. The selection was thrashed here over fences last time and will appreciate this return to the smaller obstacles. He stays well and acts with cut and now the hoods are applied for the first time it may well be worth taking the plunge. Ballygalley Bob is another who will relish conditions and trip and he has a few pounds in hand over hurdles compared to his recent chase mark, so is he can act well when fresh he can get involved. Brave Jo has won here on heavy ground and if you can forgive him for tipping up last time then you can give him a squeak on his best form. Trip and ground suit Ice Melted, who reverts to hurdles on a much more favourable mark than his chase rating, although before getting carried away note that he was thrashed from this mark over hurdles when last tried over them a year ago. Bally Conn will find this tougher after being penalised for a Wincanton win, Toulouse-Lautrec would have a great chance on his best form but he is fragile these days, and Cresswell Willow wants faster ground. Idian Mix is taken to score.
Pass Me A Dime 8-1 (11-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 32l behind Kosmos Bleu (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Daraz Rose (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Held up, headway after 3 out, stayed on flat, never nearer, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Tizzy Blue (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Midnight Chase 10-1 (10-8) Always behind, 14th of 15, well behind Theatre Belle (11-5) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Paddy's Tern 10-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 7th, weakened approaching 10th, mistake 12th, tailed off when pulled up 4 out in race won by Blaze Ahead (10-11) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May, 14 ran.
Idian Mix (FR) 10-1 (11-8) In touch, ridden approaching 11th, weakened 13th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Lucky Luk (10-10) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Mister Sher (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Soon chased leader, not fluent 4th, led 11th, headed approaching 3 out, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Phone In (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf in Oct.
Cresswell Willow (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, clear when fell at the last in race won by Andorran (9-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Brave Jo (FR) 11-4fav (11-4) Fell in race won by Smoke Trail (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
BallyGalley Bob (IRE) 5-2jt-fav (10-13) Chased leaders, not fluent 12th, reminder after 14th, responded to chase winner next, 2 lengths down when blundered last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ice Bucket (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Mar.
Stealing Moments (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 8th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 10, 28l behind Archimboldo (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Oct.
Tarateeno 7-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden approaching 2 out, soon no chance with leaders, 4th of 11, 12l behind Critical Stage (11-12) at N Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Ice Melted (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, went right next, soon ridden to challenge, close 3rd when stumbled last, no extra, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Le Duc (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Apr.
Toulouse-Lautrec (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Prominent, mistake 3 out, every chance approaching 2 out, weakened between last 2, 4th of 13, 19l behind Glen Omen (11-6) at Warwick 3m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Festival Flyer 33-1 (11-1) In touch, hampered 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 21, well behind Bally Conn (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct.
Bally Conn (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Towards rear, hampered 8th, headway 3 out, led 2 out, hard ridden and headed briefly flat, ran on, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct beating Charles Street (10-9) by a shd, 21 ran.
Bite Un Fight 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 6th, hampered seventh, weakening when fell at the 14th in race won by Fourpointone (10-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.