A weak handicap so Super Ally, successful over fences at Kelso six days ago, and Overyou, who won at Cartmel in August, have to go on the short-list. Vallani only found one too good at Perth and Uttoxeter in the spring, while Hathamore won over this trip at Worcester in July though has been well beaten since. Don't Tell Sailor has shown little under Rules so far, however, while Whatdoidowiththat may need this so we'll take a chance on HUMOUROUS. He needs to rediscover his best form but has form at the track and has been placed twice over this trip this year. He isn't badly treated on those efforts.
Overyou 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 5th, led 7th, headed and mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind What An Oscar (11-6) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep.
Winged Farasi 11-1 (11-7) In touch, headway to chase leaders 7th, chased winner soon after until weakened rapidly before 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by King Penda (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Aug, 9 ran.
Whatdoidowiththat 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 8th,ridden and led briefly before and hit 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Stagecoach Opal (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Vallani (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place on bend aftere 4 out, soon outpaced, not fluent next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 30l behind Painted Sky (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Prominent on outer, lost place
Super Ally (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, headway 3 out, left 3rd 2 out, led last, kept on well, eased run-in, won at Kelso 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Barry The Cracker (9-9) by 10l, 8 ran.
Harrys Whim 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, not fluent 5th, behind 3 out, some late headway, 6th of 11, 13l behind Saute (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug.
Isla Patriot 20-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, pushed along 4th, behind 6th, soon well behind, passed beaten horses latter stages, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Executive's Hall (10-2) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in May.
Hathamore 12-1 (10-6) Led, not always fluent, headed after 9th, mistake 2 out (normal 3 out), soon weakened, 10th of 16, 26l behind Rannoch Moor (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Humourous (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 7th, soon lost place, tailed off, 6th of 9, 32l behind Zefooha (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Sep.
Appeal Denied (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 11th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Toulouse Express (10-5) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep, 8 ran.