JAMEEL has been well supported in both starts over timber but found one too good on both occasions. He finished closer at Fakenham last time and gets another chance here ahead of Saroque. The latter came out second best in battle to the line with Aye Well at Catterick last time and should figure once again while Chepstow winner Bravo Bravo is another to consider if taking part but has a first preference at Ffos Las today. Swaledale Lad's earlier placed efforts give him a chance and Prince Blackthorn showed a bit more at Sedgefield on his latest start.
Swaledale Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 16, 36l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Jameel (USA) 11-4 (10-9) Towards rear, headway going well 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, went 2nd last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Saroque (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Led until 4th, disputed lead until led again before 2 out, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, nk behind Aye Well (11-3) at Catterick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Glenford Dorie 9-1 (10-12) Towards rear, plugged on before 2 out, never involved, 6th of 15, 30l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 22-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Power Pack Jack (10-3) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Sep '11, 12 ran.
Justjoe (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 15, 41l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.
Jack Albert (IRE) 80-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, behind 4th, mistake next, tailed off 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.
Bravo Bravo 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leader until ridden 3 out, keeping on one pace when left 2nd at last, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Okafranca (10-4) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Moscow Ivan (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.
Blazing Bull (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 12, 18l behind Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, blundered 6th, raced wide from before 7th, ridden and headed last, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind One For Harry (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Lukey Luke 16-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd and staying on when not much room after last, one pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.