All four of Lord Lescribaa's victories have come here but he's now on a career-high mark. My Mate Vinnie looks a better bet being 4lb better off with Basil Fawlty for a head defeat at Worcester in June, though Terfel's Toscar shouldn't be far away having won at Perth in June. He won over this trip over hurdles here last year. BALLYVESEY should strip fitter for last month's run at Uttoxeter and is starting to look very well treated. He usually competes at a much higher level and can land this if retaining a fraction of his former ability.
Sarika (FR) (11-0) in a race won by Quoquoalco (10-10) at Dieppe(FR) 2m 6f crs cntry chs (5yo+) gs in Jun, 13 ran.
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Tracked winner from 2nd, lost place 2 out, soon no chance with front pair, lost moderate 3rd last, 4th of 6, 46l behind Pantxoa (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Held up in touch, tracked leading pair 13th, mistake 3 out, went 2nd next, soon ridden, no chance with winner in clear 2nd between last 2, 2nd of 6, 24l behind Pantxoa (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Ballyvesey (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden after 5 out, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 29l behind Papradon (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jul.
Western King (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 12th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Adrenalin Flight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Terfel's Toscar (IRE) 15-2 (10-13) Led, mistake 3rd, driven before 2 out, edged right and headed flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Adrenalin Flight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 15-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before 11th, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul beating Aikideau (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mister Moonax (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, struggling 12th, 5th and plenty to do 4 out, stayed on to take moderate 3rd near finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Aug.
Sanpor (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, nvr a danger, pu after 5out, in a race won by Powerfulpaddy (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 9 ran.