It's probably wise to concentrate on those at the head of the weights in the first division of this novices' handicap. Favoured Nation is back over timber after failing to complete in two of his three runs over fences, though he did win here in July. Worcester winner Royal Peak failed to cope with the weight rise at Newton Abbot so we'll side with the improving THE WICKED KIPPER, who was doing his best work at the finish over 2m4f here 11 days ago and might be suited by the extra. Lucky To Be Alive has ability and likewise Perfect Timing, who is now tried in a visor having worn cheekpieces in the past.
Favoured Nation (IRE) 11-8fav (11-10) Held up in rear of quintet, headway 5 out, challenging when fell next, in a race won by Fairwood Massini (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
Royal Peak (IRE) 15-8fav (12-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind William Percival (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
The Wicked Kipper 20-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in touch, lost place before 3 out, rallied before last, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Perfect Timing 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outside, reminder after 4th, headway on outside before 3 out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th before last, 4th of 12, 12l behind Isthereadifference (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Exit To Freedom 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 13, 12l behind Green Bank (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 8th, headway on outside when mistake 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 14, 8l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) In rear, not fluent, struggling 6th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Tribal Dance (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Mia's Anthem (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression, 6th of 17, 19l behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Plug In Baby 33-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place after 6th, well beaten 3 out, 8th of 10, 26l behind William Percival (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, 11th of 15, 44l behind Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Be Kind 200-1 (10-3) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, behind from 7th, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Pennant Dancer 40-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, in 8th and held when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bach On Tow (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May, 18 ran.