Lordofthehouse has won four times on the Flat up to 2m but refused to leave the stalls in his last two starts and whether he'll consent to jump off here must be a concern. Dawn Twister was well backed on his hurdling debut at Stratford last week but ejected McCoy through the side door at the third flight when prominent. Providing that experience hasn't soured him, Lucy Wadham's charge could make a bold bid to recoup losses here but FALCARRAGH looks the one to beat. He was far from disgraced on his UK debut at Cheltenham and the form of his Kilbeggan second in August has worked out well. Herostatus was second at Newcastle eight days ago while Peter Niven's pair Pinotage and Uncut Stone could also figure.
Bright Applause 9-1 (9-8) Led 1f, in touch, ridden over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Phase Shift (8-10) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) sft in Oct (flat).
Dawn Twister (GER) 10-11fav (11-0) Prominent, when pitched and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Tanerko Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 7 ran.
Falcarragh (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway after 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 5l behind Court Minstrel (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Herostatus 14-1 (10-12) Led, headed narrowly after 2nd, led again after next, soon clear, reduced advantage 3 out, blundered and headed next, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Duke Of Navan (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Idealism 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 7f out, no impression final 3f, 9th of 12, 19l behind Bavarian Nordic (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug (flat).
Lordofthehouse (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Refused to race, in a race won by Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct, 34 ran (flat).
Pinotage 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hampered and hit rail soon after 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until outpaced in clear 3rd approaching 2 out (usual 3 out), kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 27l behind I Shot The Sheriff (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Victor Lynch (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 7f out, headed over 5f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 17, 10l behind Sir Johnson (12-0) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct '11.
Cocoa Minnie (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 4th, weakened next, 14th of 15, well behind Combustible Lady (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '11.