Ruttan Lake, successful twice in point-to-points this year, could well improve now with Tim Vaughan but would need to having been pulled up in seven of his 12 previous runs under Rules. TARQUINIUS won at Lingfield in February when with Charlie Mann. He had a sighter over hurdles for new connections at Kilbeggan last month and will strip fitter here and, in first-time blinkers, may be good enough to defy top weight against these. Colditz still looks a shade high in the weights and Hurricane Jack looked very one-paced over C&D last time.
Tarquinius (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened and in rear from 5 out, 11th of 16, well behind Excellent As Usual (11-7) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Hurricane Jack 8-1 (11-3) Led until 4th, chased leader until 12th, chased leading pair until hit 3 out, weakened soon after, plugged on from last, 5th of 7, 10l behind Fog Patches (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Colditz (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Mid-division in touch on inside, chased leaders under pressure when hit 7th, weakening when mistake next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Red Kingdom (11-8) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Jul.
Secret Desert 12-1 (10-5) Towards rear, plugged on from 3 out, went poor 4th before last, no impression, 4th of 13, 22l behind Silver Coaster (10-13) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Barr Head (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, struggling 11th, soon behind, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Shoegazer (11-12) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Ruttan Lake (IRE) 4-6 (12-0) (tt) made all; clr aft blun 3 out, won at Bredwardine 3m ptp gd in May beating Ease And Grace (11-7) by 8l, 12 ran.