PRIORS GLEN was pulled up on his latest start at Stratford in July but his earlier form isn't bad in the context of this race and he finished third behind useful performers Dover's Hill and Triggerman in this contest 12 months ago when Persian Run was tailed off. Spring Moon has a chasing pedigree and should improve on his sixth at Worcester but may struggle to beat the selection on these terms.
Persian Run (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Led until 2nd, tracked leader until mistake 10th, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Gan On (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Aug.
Priors Glen (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Led, jumped right and headed 1st, tracked leader, jumped right 3rd, went badly right, lost footing and nearly fell 9th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Plunkett (11-1) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Jul, 5 ran.
Spring Moon (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Held up, in touch 10th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 40l behind Vincitore (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chs (4) gd in Sep.