Walls Way won at Bangor before finishing second at Fontwell in August and may enjoy a fitness advantage over Autumm Spirit, who has won two of his three starts over fences but hasn't been seen scoring at Towcester in May. Kadouchski makes his fencing bow but had winning form over hurdles and has been in good nick on the Flat this summer. He can't be ignored but the one to beat may be SAMBELUCKY, who shaped with a great deal of promise at Sedgefield two weeks ago. This extra half-mile will be right up his street and he is sure to strip fitter here.
Kadouchski (FR) 4-1fav (11-0) Tracked clear pair, outpaced after 3 out, kept on to chase winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Galley Slave (9-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Walls Way 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 3rd, ran wide on bend before 3 out, soon moved into 2nd, challenged 2 out, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Clu Agus Cail (10-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.
Autumm Spirit 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outer, led 8th, clear before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May beating Photogenique (10-3) by 7l, 7 ran.
Sambelucky (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up, headway approaching 4th, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 11, 12l behind Olympian Boy (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Apache Dawn 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led after 6th, headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last, 4th of 7, 13l behind Back To Paris (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Sablazo (FR) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inside, lost place 3rd, headway 4 out, mistake 2 out, weakened last, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind Chase Gate (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.
Finnegans Rainbow 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, weakened from 9th, tailed off, 5th of 7, 44l behind Frith (10-8) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.