Mr Bachster and Finch Flyer fought out the finish of a similar race at Ludlow last month with the former just getting the verdict. He's 2lb worse off here but should confirm the form and go well while Tinelyra's yard is in such good form that he has to be respected despite letting supporters down on his last two starts. Peak Seasons, who has won eight of his 149 career starts, will love the quick ground better than most but it's CARA COURT who is handed the vote. He's probably better with some cut in the ground and would like some rain but he's capable of winning at this level and his rider's 5lb claim is a bonus.
Prickles 20-1 (11-6) Prominent, lost place before 3rd, mistake and struggling from 6th, well beaten when hampered and slipped up on bend after 9th, in a race won by Drumlang (11-7) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Rebel High (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Behind from 5th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Balder Succes (11-8) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) gs.
Cara Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Jumped right, chased leader, led after 4th, hung right on bend and headed before 15th, chased leader until 16th, pushed along and well held in 3rd whn blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Inandover (10-3) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Tinelyra (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Held up in last, hit 1st and pecked, headway 8th, hampered and left 4th on bend after 9th, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 10, 33l behind Drumlang (11-7) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Vertueux (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 1st, not look keen after 5th, last when blundered badly 7th, well behind 9th, blundered 4 out, 7th of 10, well behind Drumlang (11-7) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Towards rear, ridden 8th, went 3rd under pressure 3 out, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Legendary Hop (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Held up, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 6th, challenged after 13th, led 4 out, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m 4f am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Finch Flyer (9-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 3-1fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, soon behind, ridden and stayed on approching 3 out, went moderate 2nd next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 28l behind Hopeand (11-2) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.