Waltzing Tornado had Mujamead well behind when fourth over 2m4f at Leicester last time, though the latter should do better over this shorter trip. Orang Outan has been off the track for a while and Dr Anubis also returns from a break and the fact that he's only made the frame five times in 22 career starts isn't very encouraging. DOMOLY's comeback third behind Tipsy Dara at Carlisle last month is the best recent form on offer and he gets the nod as old Kinkeel has probably had the stuffing knocked out of him lately. Petie McSweetie arguably has more scope than any of these but jumped poorly on his chasing bow at Newbury.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Held up, took keen hold, headway 2nd, jumped left 11th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 9, 26l behind Reginaldinho (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Orang Outan (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, blundered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Southway Star (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Mujamead 9-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led 11th, headed before 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 47l behind Reginaldinho (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 200-1 (10-11) Always behind, 6th of 7, well behind Fago (11-4) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft.
Domoly (FR) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, stayed on same pace from 4 out, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Tipsy Dara (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Dr Anubis (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 7th, went 3rd at 10th, challenged and slightly hampered 4 out, weakened before 2 out, blundered last, 4th of 7, 23l behind Samenerve (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Kinkeel (IRE) 150-1 (11-7) Chased clear leader to 2nd, soon towards rear, struggling 6th, continued tailed off, last of 7, well behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) hvy.