Lordofthehouse is a little quirky but did win at Wetherby and Kempton last season. One For Joules is a course and distance winner who had a pipe-opener on the Flat last month. James Pollard won a claimer here in August, when Jolly Roger was only fourth, but was well beaten back in handicap company at Plumpton last month while Toubab and Escort'men have become disappointing. BOMBADERO makes a swift reappearance after finishing second at Worcester on Thursday. He was only beaten a short-head and should go one better off a pound lower mark if that run hasn't taken too much out of him.
Lordofthehouse (IRE) (10-5) in a race won by Stodini (10-12) at Enghien(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Toubab (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, some headway after 4 out, weakened from next, last of 11, 23l behind The Disengager (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Aug.
One For Joules (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went left 5th, closed to lead 3 out, ridden and headed when fell last, in a race won by Kalann (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo hdl (2) gf in Oct '11, 6 ran.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, under pressure after 3 out, stayed on after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Tidal Way (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
James Pollard (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Always toward srear, struggling 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 21l behind Alfraamsey (11-4) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Sep.
Bombadero (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, jumped left 1st, led after 3 out, ridden, edged right and headed after next, led again towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Hi Tide (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Escort'men (FR) 25-1 (11-9) Held up in last, headway on inside 3 out, no impression before next, one pace, 4th of 11, 19l behind Sporting Boy (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.