Call It On has hinted at ability in four starts over fences to date. He's also fit from the Flat while Civil Unrest looks the type to better over the larger obstacles and should find a small race this winter. D'Gigi certainly has to go on the short-list as she recorded her sole success over hurdles at this track and over the trip, though she hasn't raced since falling at Aintree in May. MENTALIST is a rare runner here for Venetia Williams and made a very satisfactory start over fences when runner-up at Bangor 10 days ago. He'll have learned from that and, getting all the allowances again, the four-year-old should go one better here.
Angel Sun (FR) 7-1 (11-2) In rear, ridden 2 out, kept on to chase winner run-in, no impression, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Ros Castle (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) hvy in Oct.
Call It On (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Glingerbank (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along and lost place 6th, 11th of 14, well behind Grandioso (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Dodgey Dream 4-1 (11-0) Led to after 2nd, tracked leaders, challenged 4 out until last, soon no impression, lost well beaten 3rd and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 27l behind Kingsmere (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.
Grand Art (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Led, jumped left early, headed 9th, led 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened after next, 5th of 7, 38l behind Flinty Bay (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f beg chase (5) hvy in Jun.
Long Distance (FR) 10-1 (10-7) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, never near leaders, 4th of 11, 26l behind Hunters Belt (10-10) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Seaofemotion (GER) 100-1 (10-12) Prominent, lost place after 5th, behind when pulled up 7th, in a race won by Ballybough Pat (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct, 6 ran.
Wild Geese (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and one paced from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Sir Walter Raleigh (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Aug '11.
William Money (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Towards rear in 4th when fell 1st, in a race won by Ros Castle (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) hvy in Oct, 5 ran.
D'Gigi 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, fell 3rd, in a race won by Pickworth (9-10) at Aintree 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May, 14 ran.
Mentalist (FR) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, driven and stayed on flat, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.