Waltzing Tornado has done most of his best work over shorter trips but likes soft ground and has been placed twice over 3m. He can't be ignored if fully wound-up but BALLYVONEEN is turned out again quickly after finishing second over 2m6f at Towcester on Thursday and could be the one here. He'll keep galloping all the way to the line though Inandover won over 3m2f here last time and won't go down without a fight. It's impossible to make much of a case for Flichity or Kevin Fancy however.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Salut Honore (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Basil Fawlty (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Inandover 11-2 (10-3) Held up in touch, mistakes 15th and 17th, left modest 4th 3 out, stayed on from next, strong run flat to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct beating Shock N Freaney (10-3) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Flichity (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway after 7th, mistake next, outpaced before 4 out, soon struggling, pulled up before last, in a race won by Pairc Na Gcapall (10-8) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 9 ran.
Kevin Fancy (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3rd until 5th, fell 6th, in a race won by Croco Mister (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 6 ran.