Jamie Snowden's MISTA ROSSA probably found the going too testing at Newton Abbot last month and the five-year-old is probably better judged on his win over course and distance the previous month and on that evidence he looks worth backing to resume winning ways. Brave Bugsy is held by the selection on running that day and of more interest may be Charlie Longsodn's Rey Nacarado, who makes his reappearance under Peter Carberry. Jamie Snowden is also represented by Saddlewood, who cannot be discounted but is unproven over this far. Heezagrey is probably too high in the weights at present, while David Pipe's Barlin Bay lacks any recent worthwhile form.
Mista Rossa 3-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, stumbled 9th, disputing remote 5th before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Cashel Blue (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Sep.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Towards rear, driven in last 6th, behind next, 8th of 9, 33l behind Maska Pony (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Rey Nacarado (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching last, 4th of 12, 14l behind Tora Bora (10-2) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Saddlewood (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Happy Fleet (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Brave Bugsy (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) In touch in main group, went 2nd 8th, led soon after next, edged left, mistake and headed 2 out, blundered and beaten last, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Mista Rossa (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Kingston Queen (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, jumped slowly 3rd, headway 8th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 15, 43l behind Rebel Swing (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Barlin Bay 5-2fav (10-7) Always in rear, behind 7th, 8th of 12, 46l behind Winning Show (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Heezagrey (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) In rear, 7th and ridden 14th, ran on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rash Moment (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd in Sep.
Delgany Gunner 20-1 (10-11) Prominent, hit 7th, weakened from 9th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Fealing Real (11-1) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Cute N You Know It 5-1 (9-12) Not fluent early, tracked leader, lost place 13th, jumped slowly next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Twelve Paces (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Aug, 6 ran.