Rally has his first start for the Henderson team having won a bumper for Charlie Swan at Roscommon in July. He's sure to be popular but MINELLA HERO has similar credentials and a decent NH pedigree. Sarah Humphrey's gelding won his bumper here and should be even more effective over hurdles. Carlton Jack is proving hard to win with but looks sure to be thereabouts again, likewise Keltic Rhythm, while it will be interesting to see if there is any money for the once-promising Il Presidente following a lengthy absence. West End is a points winner but may need this.
Carlton Jack 3-10fav (11-0) Chased winner, not fluent 1st, jumped big 2nd, shaken up before 3 out, hung left and no impression before next, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Hallings Comet (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Cleve Cottage 4-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 4th before 2 out, soon ridden and every chance, one pace before last, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Veloce (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Dancing Lancer 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 6f out, tailed off 4f out, last of 13, well behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '11 (flat).
Demographic (USA) 5-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Garde La Victoire (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct '12.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, 7th of 13, 28l behind Golanova (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Gloshen (IRE) Fath horse out of Olivia Jane.
Il Presidente (GER) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, steadied after 2f, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 19, 32l behind The New One (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr '12.
Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Always prominent, ridden 3 out, mistake next, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Minella Hero (IRE) 15-8 (10-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on under pressure to lead over 1f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul beating H M S Intrepid (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Rally 6-4fav (11-7) Made all, ridden along early straight and asserted well over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 2m 4f N H flat gf in Jul beating Tarogato (11-4) by 13l, 18 ran.
Rose Of Marron (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, jumped left 1st, slow 4th, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Godwit (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Soliwery (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division and wide, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Loch Ard (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Apr '12.
Tilt Du Chatelier (FR) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.
West End (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Held up & bhnd; stdy hdwy 4 out; led app 2 out; comf, won at Modbury Harriers 2m 4f ptp gf in May beating Reves D'amour (10-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Desert Fairy 150-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Storm Quest 66-1 (10-7) Prominent, ridden 5f out, lost place over 3f out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Down Ace (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.