This looks a very poor seller and it's a surprise to see Hail Tiberius entered as he's been in winning form in better company lately. He was engaged to run at Towcester yesterday and would be carrying an extra penalty if successful. Thomas Bell also has his sights lowered but is still a maiden over hurdles at the age of nine and Transfer is more interesting having finished fourth under McCoy over track and trip at the end of last month. TIN POT MAN has a much higher mark over fences and will appreciate the drop in grade. He gets a tentative vote to come out best on his reappearance as none of the others make much appeal.
Hail Tiberius 11-4fav (10-11) Held up in rear, steady headway after out, challenged on bit between last 2, led when hit last, ridden right out flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Wom (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Banks Road (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, hit next, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Transfer 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, headway on outside 9th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 13, 7l behind Absolute Shambles (10-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Magical Treasure 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, hit 12th, led before 14th, soon headed, ridden and close up when refused 15th, in a race won by Volio Vincente (9-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Sep, 10 ran.
Tin Pot Man (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place before 7th, mistake and last 12th, well behind 4 out, 6th of 9, 39l behind Pairc Na Gcapall (10-8) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
No Regrets (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Took keen hold in rear, taken wide before 4th, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Artic Night (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Presenting Dr T (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) In rear, not fluent 2nd, struggling 12th, pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Hobb's Dream (10-9) at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Ledbury Star (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division in touch, lost place 5th, lost touch next, tailed off when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Gilzean (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Hadron Collider (FR) 66-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 5th, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 20l behind Chilbury Hill (11-5) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Ilewin Kim 9-1 (10-4) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure 4 out, outpaced before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Harangue (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Thomas Bell (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, headed after 6th, led 3 out, headed approaching next, no extra last, 5th of 9, 21l behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Bob Will (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place before 8th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Green Lightning (11-2) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Paddysparks (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway when not fluent 6th, hampered 8th, mistake 13th, went 2nd after next, mistake 2 out (normal 3 out), no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Watch House (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep.
Potters Dream (IRE) 9-4 (10-0) Tracked leading pair, mistake 7th, outpaced after 4 out, ridden after next, weakened from 2 out, last of 5, 22l behind Sendiym (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Pennant Dancer 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, with leader, not fluent 1st, headed 3rd, edged right on path after 4th, headed after 7th, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Dark Spirit (10-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd.