Dark Spirit is lightly raced over hurdles while Bin End is capable of running well fresh and Shabak Hom has been knocking on the door lately. Dark Oasis also has a chance on his best form but it's difficult to make a case for Tamarillo Grove under top weight and Adiynara also faces a stiff task on these terms. Schumpters Lad is very inconsistent nowadays but Encompassing produced a better effort at Hereford last month and could play a part. CRAZY BOLD hasn't won for a couple of years but is well treated as a result and this should be within his capabilities. He gets a tentative vote.
Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Chased clear pair, lost place 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 6th of 11, 37l behind Hunters Belt (10-10) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Adiynara (IRE) Evensfav (10-9) Prominent, not fluent throughout, under pressure 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 24l behind Grand Lahou (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Schelm (GER) 25-1 (11-4) Always behind, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 24l behind Goldan Jess (9-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Bin End 11-2 (11-0) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2 out, keeping on one pace when hit last, 5th of 12, 6l behind Carlitos Spirit (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Numen (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, struggling after 3 out, mistake 2 out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Jolly Roger (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Schumpters Lad (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, challenged approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 14, 48l behind Coffee (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Tweedledrum 3-1fav (10-12) Prominent, pecked 6th, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 45l behind My Legal Lady (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Dark Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Not fluent 1st, held up behind, headway 6th, tracked leaders after 3 out, went 2nd before next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Tindaro (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Cityar (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Louis Ludwig (10-9) at Stratford 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Aug, 9 ran.
Dark Oasis 33-1 (10-9) Led until approaching 2nd, prominent, ridden and weakened after 7th, 10th of 14, 47l behind Coffee (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 5th, ridden to lead approaching 2 out, headed before last, soon beaten, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 16, 13l behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Crazy Bold (GER) 4-1 (10-8) Held up, headway after 6th, went 3rd 2 out, left 2nd and hampered last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 24l behind Louis Ludwig (10-9) at Stratford 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Encompassing (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, went 3rd after last, ridden and kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Finch Flyer (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Get Home Now 10-3fav (11-2) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, still chance approaching last, weakened flat, 4th of 8, 4l behind Osmosia (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Casper's Shadow (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Led briefly 1st, prominent, ridden 7th, weakening when fell 3 out, in a race won by Consult (9-11) at Stratford 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul '11, 11 ran.