Getmeouthedoldrums probably has the most scope of these but Charlie Longsdon's former pointer has been on the sidelines for a long time and may need this. Truckers Benefit, another recruit from the point-to-point field, has finished runner-up in a couple of Hereford bumpers and should benefit from the switch to hurdles but AKBABEND can defy a penalty in this. He's worth another chance to recapture the decent form he showed earlier in the summer as long as the ground doesn't deteriorate.
Akbabend 11-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, challenged 4th, ridden when stumbled approaching 3 out where mistake, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 36l behind Lady Karinga (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Easter Lad 100-1 (11-4) Held up in 6th, in rear from 4th, slow next, tailed off and pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Not Til Monday (11-11) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Getmeouthedoldrums 5-1 (11-7) 2nd of 9, nk behind Clover Rock (12-0) at Bredwardine 3m ptp gd in May '10.
Truckers Benefit (IRE) 5-2 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dj Milan (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Vicpol (ITY) 13-2 (10-10) Tracked winner to 5th, ridden 4out, soon beaten, last of 4, 45l behind Rhyton (10-1) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
War Of The World (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in last trio, headway 9th, modest 4th from 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Half Cocked (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.