Rudigreen has another career-high mark to contend with but is in the form of his life and another good run is likely. He makes more appeal than Midnight Tuesday, who is eased in grade but hasn't raced since May, and Valleyofmilan. Donald McCain's charge was pulled up at Perth last month but has only had two runs over fences so still has time on his side. GUD DAY looks like making a better chaser than a hurdler on his three runs to date and is fancied to break his duck over the larger obstacles today off what still looks a fair mark.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 7-2 (10-6) Not fluent held up in rear, headway 6th, lost place 4 out, closed next, stayed on same pace, 4th of 8, 13l behind Hell's Bay (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) In touch to 5th, soon dropped rear, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Sergeant Pink (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Rudigreen (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Held up, jumped slowly 2nd and 3rd, headway 10th, went 2nd 14th until mistake and ridden 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Balinroab (11-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.
Gud Day (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leader until 2nd, went 2nd again 5th, led 8th, headed before 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Surf And Turf (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
First Morning (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Rudigreen (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Moorlands Jack 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, headway 4 out, effort 2 out, soon ridden, no impression before last, 5th of 13, 10l behind Fromthetop (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.