Los Nadis has been a grand servant to connections and overturned earlier running with Solway Sam over this course and distance last time. He also beat Ryton Runner and is still fairly treated on his old form but you would expect CARLANSTOWN (NAP) to improve for his run over 2m5f here last month and the step up in trip as he won a point-to-point in Ireland in the spring over 3m. Gordon Elliott's raider looks the one to beat as Definite Appeal is probably better over fences.
Ryton Runner (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Midfield, headway 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, every chance last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Los Nadis (10-4) at Perth 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Los Nadis (GER) 7-2 (10-4) Made all, ridden clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Perth 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul beating Ryton Runner (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Pumped Up Kicks (11-8) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Snapping Turtle (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Behind, struggling 7th, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 10, 28l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-7) at Hexham 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Solway Sam 8-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 8, 19l behind Los Nadis (10-4) at Perth 3m amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Carlanstown (IRE) 11-10fav (10-6) Held up behind in touch, headway under pressure on outside 3 out, challenged next, led narrowly last, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Benmadigan (9-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.