Seedless made a winning start to her chase career over 2m6f at Cartmel and she'll probably try and make all here. But Donald McCain's mare has to give 16lb to NOSECOND CHANCE, which may prove beyond her. The latter is now a pound lower than when winning at Hereford in November last year and hinted at a revival at Uttoxeter last time. With Jake Greenall taking off 5lb, he must go close. Lucky Sunny is 5lb higher than when successful at Perth but isn't as exposed over fences as Fred Bojangals or Musselburgh specialist Red Kingdom.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Led, headed after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 14, 21l behind Romanesco (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Seedless 8-15fav (11-0) Made all, 3 lengths clear last, soon ridden, stayed on well to go right away flat, eased towards finish, won at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) sft in Aug beating Tito Bustillo (11-7) by 11l, 3 ran.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 28-1 (10-2) Held up, headway approaching 5th, soon lost place, behind 11th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Pigeon Island (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Prosecco (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up, mistake 4th, jumped slowly next and 7th, headway approaching 3 out, beaten after 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 21l behind The Thirsty Bricky (11-5) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Apr.
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in 4th, closed approaching 6th, went 3rd 4 out, blundered 2 out, mistake left 1 length 2nd and hampered last, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Aug beating The Paddy Premium (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Nosecond Chance (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, jumped right and bumped 4th, hit 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 9, 4l behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.