Yabora should go close under his amateur rider if fully wound-up following a two-month absence, but Not Sure Dick and Briefcase are probably best watched following longer breaks. Tae Kwon Do won over 2m4 here in May but has struggled off higher marks since, while Baan may also need some help from the handicapper if he's to get his head in front. Big Bad Boo needs to step up on what he's shown so far so we'll go with PRINCELY HERO, who has been in fine form over fences lately and doesn't look too badly treated back over the smaller obstacles.
Baan (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear on outside, mistake 7th, left moderate 4th 3 out, stayed on same pace from next to take never nearer 3rd flat, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Sansili (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Princely Hero (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) On and off bridle, tracked leader 3rd, led 9th until next, weakened approaching 3 out, 3rd of 5, 47l behind Nez Rouge (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Jul.
Not So Sure Dick (IRE) 9-4fav (11-6) Held up in rear, ridden after 5th, behind before 7th, stayed on approaching last, never any chance, 5th of 8, 21l behind Speedy Directa (9-11) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Yabora (FR) 9-4 (11-5) In rear, outpaced 3 out, went 2nd last, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Hernando's Boy (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f sell (5) gd in Jun.
Briefcase (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, outpaced 8th, plugged on flat, no chance, 5th of 12, 19l behind Havingotascoobydo (11-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Big Bad Boo 20-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, reminder 2nd, soon in touch, reminders 5 out, well held in 4th when left poor 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Kack Handed (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 3-1 (11-12) Led after 1st, jumped left throughout, clear before 9th until before 4 out, headed after 3 out, one pace, 4th of 6, 27l behind Some Catch (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.