FRONTIER VIC left previous form behind when completing a hard-fought victory at Perth. He was well backed that day some must have been showing something at home and can continue on the upgrade by taking this. Nicky Nutjob has his limitations but is usually thereabouts in this grade and Kusadasi won at Uttoxeter back in June, though was tailed off over fences here last time. Trumix could do better now going handicapping but The Rockies is probably best watched after almost a year on the sidelines.
Trumix 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 5th, soon behind, pugged on from 3 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 7, 34l behind Toubeera (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Samingarry (FR) 4-1fav (11-1) Chase dleaders, went right 5th, mistake next, weakened approaching 8th, 5th of 12, 27l behind Taigan (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Kusadasi (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed after 5 out, soon ridden and behind, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Michigan Assassin (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Night Alliance (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Towards rear, hit 12th, soon ridden, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by On Borrowed Wings (11-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Feb '12, 10 ran.
Finding Your Feet (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) In touch, headway and effort 3 out, weakened between last 2, 6th of 12, 24l behind He's A Hawker (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Pressed leader, led narrowly 6th, hard pressed when hit 2 out, headed approaching last, ridden and no impression flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 8l behind Della Sun (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
The Rockies (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, jumped right at times, headway after 13th, hit brush upright 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led flat, stayed on, won at Ludlow 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov beating Inamalabalusaloon (11-3) by 1l, 7 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in last, not fluent 5th, ridden after 4 out, never in contention, 6th of 11, 28l behind Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Scales (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Not fluent and rider lost irons brielfy 1st, held up, jumped big 3rd, headway after next, weakened 3 out, 11th of 14, well behind Leath Acra Mor (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Arguidos (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 8, 9l behind James Pollard (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Frontier Vic 11-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, led 2 out, shaken up before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep beating Tantamount (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Here Comes Moss 50-1 (10-12) Held up, headway on outside 2nd, lost place after next, weakened before 6th, 3rd of 5, well behind Oscar Magic (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.