Fromthetop has won three times between the flags and also score over hurdles here last month. He's only had two runs over fences and probably has more scope than the majority of these. Old-timer Rifleman ran his best race for a long time when runner-up at Ffos Las and is thrown in on his old form, though has a bit to find with the disappointing Civil Unrest on collateral form. PURE ANTICIPATION's run when behind the latter at Stratford was too bad to be true. He is taken to bounce back here though Watch House and Quayside Court can't be ignored and Sadler's Star was second at Fontwell last month.
Sadler's Star (GER) 5-1 (11-7) With leader, chased winner from 4 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Doctor Ric (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 11-4fav (11-11) Pressed leader from 2nd, driven and lost place 10th, weakened before 2 out, soon behind, last of 11, well behind Roc De Guye (10-6) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, blundered 13th, every chance 4 out, 4th and beaten next, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 28l behind More Equity (10-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Cocoa Key (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, weakened 5 out, 5th of 6, 41l behind Maizy Missile (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Sea Cadet 9-2 (11-6) Last pair, dropped to rear 5th, reminder after 7th, rallied approaching 11th, chased leaders 15th, went 2nd 3 out, went right and held next, weakened to 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Douglas (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Fromthetop (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Held up in touch, took keen hold, jumped slowly and lost place 3rd not fluent 5th or 7th, headway 8th, outpaced next, stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 8, 9l behind Fitobust (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Rifleman (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on inside, led after 5 out, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on until headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Michigan Assassin (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Watch House (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway after next, lost place before 3 out, no impression after, 7th of 15, 24l behind Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Quayside Court (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Led 2nd, headed after 4 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd from next, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Calypso Bay (11-11) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Guns of Love (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Prominent on outside, lost place 5th, behind 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Emerald Glade (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell (5) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Rusty Nail (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) In rear, pushed along before 6th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Plain Sailing (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Aug.
Paddysparks (IRE) 3-1fav (10-3) Mid-division, pushed along after 8th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Presenting Junior (10-13) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Upper Deck (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, ridden 8th, went modest 5th 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 16l behind Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Allterrain (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Jumped left at times, led 2nd, headed 5th, chased winner, lost 2nd and mistake 15th, soon weakened, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Robobar (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 11 ran.