BURNS NIGHT handles fast ground and can race off the same mark as when going close at Fakenham last time. He gets the vote ahead of Auberge, who is also expected to do better returning to a more suitable surface. Benmadigan scored over a shorter trip here at this time last year and is only 2lb higher while Knight Woodsman has every chance on the back of a recent third over track and trip. Wetherby winner Tears From Heaven is worth noting on his return to action and Pudsey House has the past form to figure.
Pudsey House 14-1 (10-8) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden 3 out, plugged on, 5th of 11, 19l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
Auberge (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along and went 3rd before 3 out, one pace and no impression on front pair, lost 3rd place run-in, 4th of 9, 19l behind Amore Mio (11-0) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Burns Night 7-4fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led after 10th, 1 length clear and driven last, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Safferano (11-10) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Flying Doctor 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 30l behind Maggie Blue (10-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Stitched In Time (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake 6th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cyrien Star (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Benmadigan (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 11, 38l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
Knight Woodsman 4-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, led 5th, headed 11th, chased winner before 2 out until no extra from last, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind More Equity (11-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Vallani (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) In rear, struggling after 8th, never able to get on terms, plugged on flat, 5th of 8, 13l behind I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Tears From Heaven (USA) 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, led approaching 4 out, headed narrowly when fell at fence, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May '12, 11 ran.
Harrys Whim 7-2 (10-0) Made most until 9th, no impression on leaders before 4 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Numbercruncher (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.