My Moment has dropped to a very fair mark but this once-useful chaser appears to have lost the plot and lacks the scope of GENERAL MILLER. A Grade 2 winner over hurdles, the top weight responded to first-time blinkers in a novices' handicap here last month and should take all the beating if the headgear works a second time. Dark Energy won over 2m2f here on the same day and can't be ignored but the promising Wiesentraum may need this and the remainder probably have a bit to prove at present.
General Miller 8-1 (11-12) Made all, stayed on well from 3 out, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Jul beating Roger Beantown (11-12) by 6l, 5 ran.
Wiesentraum (GER) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, jumped right 1st, went 2nd after 13th, well held by winner from 4 out, 2nd of 6, 26l behind Same Difference (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Jan.
Dark Energy 16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, not much room and hampered before 3 out, joined leader last, led run-in, just held on, won at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jul beating Skint (11-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up, mistake 10th, well beaten after 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Paddy The Hare (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, well beaten when mistake 2 out, 9th of 11, 43l behind Fine Parchment (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May.
French Ties (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In rear, hit 8th, ridden and in 4th before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Twirling Magnet (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
My Moment (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up in 4th, closed from 8th, no extra from home bend, last of 5, 9l behind Papa Caruso (10-1) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul.