Some frustrating types face the starter here, including Morestead and Osmosia. Both are capable of winning if in the mood but have very poor strike rates. Proud Times won on the Fibresand in July but is still awaiting a first victory under NH Rules while it seems a long time since Regal Park was a promising stayer on the Flat. LANDENSTOWN STAR has won off a 12lb higher mark over fences and hinted at a revival last time at Ffos Las. He may well be good enough here as Bold Tara faded over course and distance last time after cutting out the running.
Regal Park (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Always towards rear, mistake 2nd, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 12, 47l behind Easy Beesy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Proud Times (USA) 17-2 (11-9) Mid-division, reminders 11th, outpaced when hit 5 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Mr Gee Jay (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, mistake when struggling 8th, 8th of 13, well behind Band Of Thunder (10-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Actodos (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Chased clear leading pair until soon after 4 out, soon struggling, 4th of 7, well behind Otto The Great (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Morestead (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced before 6 out, plugged on from 3 out, went poor 3rd before last, never dangerous, 3rd of 5, 32l behind Red Rock (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Osmosia (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, chased leading pair after 3 out, stayed on pressing for 2nd but no impression on winner, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Upton Mead (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Bold Tara 8-1 (9-10) Tended to jump right, tracked leader, led 2nd, hit 5th, clear when hit 4 out, still clear 3 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 14, 5l behind Hopatina (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) Took keen hold and hung right throughout, disputed lead, hit 4th, headed 7th, ridden and well held before last, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Brave Buck (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Phar Away Island (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 12, 46l behind Easy Beesy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft in Oct.