Kensington Oval finally opened his account over hurdles at Towcester but this formerly smart Flat performer is probably worth opposing as he attempts to defy a 5lb rise in the weights. L'ELDORADO proved very disappointing on his seasonal return on the face of things but it could be worth giving him the chance to atone on his handicap bow as all of his best form has been with cut in the ground and this surface could see him leave that form behind. Viscount Rossini has the services of a talented conditional and it would be no surprise to see him run a big race on his seasonal return. Art Exhibition is capable but has proved difficult to catch right and of more interest is Quel Ballistic who ran a promising race on his British debut which came on the back of an 800 day absence.
L'Eldorado (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Led jumped right early, clear 2nd, ridden and joined 3 out, headed soon after, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 35l behind Carribs Leap (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Art Exhibition (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, headed approaching 3rd, weakened approaching 7th, last of 9, well behind Pro Pell (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Viscount Rossini 7-1 (11-1) Close up, chased winner from 9th until outpaced from 2 out, 3rd of 4, 5l behind King Fontaine (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Apr.
Muntami (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden approaching 7th, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Tout Regulier (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Jul.
Kensington Oval 5-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, led 2 out, headed flat, led close home, won at Towcester 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Oct beating Bocciani (10-9) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Quel Ballistic 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden from next, no impression, 3rd of 12, 25l behind Jeu De Roseau (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Hippodrome (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 11th of 17, 33l behind Court Red Handed (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Railway Park (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader and keen, led 4th, headed after 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 10, 30l behind Warrior One (10-11) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.