Considering the trip was much too short, RHUM ran well for a long way on his reappearance at Ffos Las. He's only a couple of pounds higher than when scoring at Wincanton in January and should be too good for Henry San in receipt of 3lb. Alan King's charge did win over 2m6f at Newton Abbot last month, with Tiermore well behind, but looked to be in the handicapper's grip at Southwell subsequently. Fairwood Massini is 9lb higher than when winning over a shorter trip at Ffos Las while Rudigreen is another climbing the weights.
Henry San (IRE) 7-1 (10-3) Tracked leading pair until not fluent 10th, went 3rd again 3 out, driven and stayed on flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Wiesentraum (10-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
Rhum (FR) 11-2 (10-4) Close up, tracked winner soon after 9th, ridden when blundered 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, 16l behind My Brother Sylvest (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 5 out, challenged next, soon hard ridden, ran on strongly, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Forever My Friend (11-12) by 10l, 5 ran.
Rudigreen (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Held up, jumped slowly 2nd and 3rd, headway 10th, went 2nd 14th until mistake and ridden 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Balinroab (11-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Tiermore (IRE) 5-4fav (11-6) Led, not fluent 2 out, ridden when not fluent and headed last, no extra flat, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Font (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.