A winner at Perth back in May, SETTLEDOUTOFCOURT can race off a lower mark here with Craig Nichol's allowance taken into account. Lucinda Russell's charge shaped well on his recent comeback and can land this. King's Chorister had beaten the selection earlier in the year but is worse off at the weights today and has been out of sorts since. Twice Lucky posted a better effort when third at Carlisle last time and can figure while Fitandproperjob finished closer on his latest start but may struggle in today's soft ground.
Settledoutofcourt (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) In rear, went 3rd before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on run-in, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Susquehanna River (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
King's Chorister 33-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, bumped 1st, soon lost place, headway and well in touch when fell 2 out, in a race won by Streams Of Whiskey (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Twice Lucky 3-1fav (9-11) With winner, ridden before 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Tutchec (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Fitandproperjob 5-1 (10-7) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway 12th, 3rd 4 out, hard ridden when mistake 2 out, beaten after, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Mr Bachster (9-13) at Ludlow 2m 4f am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Discoverie 9-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Capital Venture (11-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Samson Collonges (FR) 4-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, hampered 13th, blundered and well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Solway Dornal (9-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.