Halucha was placed a couple of times in the spring, including over a shorter trip here in April. But, like Tribal Dance, Paul Webber's six-year-old returns from a break today so preference is for DOT OR FEATHER. The latter has won between the flags and should get his own way out in front in this small field. He makes more appeal than recent Fontwell runner-up Living Proof and Salford Rose, with Tony Carroll's mare having proved most disappointing this year.
Halucha (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In touch in mid-division, not fluent and dropped rear 5th, mistake next, stayed on approaching 2 out, left 3rd last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 12l behind The Strawberry One (11-5) at Towcester 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 9th, mistake 3 out, soon well held, 4th of 7, 21l behind Black Tor Figarro (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Apr.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led until mistake 3 out, weakened after next, left remote 3rd last, 3rd of 7, well behind Spirit Is Needed (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Living Proof (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up in last pair, headway to go 2nd 4 out, ridden after next, hit 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Free Falling (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Salford Rose (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, mistake 5th, went 4th when jumped left 2 out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 8, 26l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Sep.