GUNNER ROSE has yet to win away from Southwell but can put that right today. He has placed form in better company and was third over C&D back in 2009 when racing off a higher mark. Kilvergan Boy weakened quickly over a longer trip at Cartmel last time but should be a force dropped in distance while Wait No More won at Ffos Las in June and was only beaten a length over this C&D subsequently. He's only a pound higher than that second run after disappointing in his last two starts. Cap Elorn could be interesting on his chasing bow but hunter chaser Doof has a bit to prove after a modest effort at Stratford.
Wait No More (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Led until 4 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 12, 25l behind Zhukov (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 2-1 (10-7) Led, hit 1st, headed 12th, weakened from 5 out, 3rd of 5, 30l behind Acrai Rua (10-8) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Cap Elorn (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Behind, weakened from 6th, 7th of 10, 34l behind Well Sharp (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Gunner Rose 9-2 (10-12) Held up, headway to lead before 3rd, headed 6th, ridden 4 out, no extra last, 5th of 11, 9l behind Shan Blue (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Free Advice (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, reminders after 2nd, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Billy Blade (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jul, 12 ran.
Destined For Fame (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 13, 4l behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
The Herb 7-1 (12-0) 5th when bad hmpd & ur 11, in a race won by More Trouble (12-3) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in May, 7 ran.
Doof (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Towrads rear, headway 13th, outpaced 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 12, 34l behind Papradon (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Aug.
Badb Catha (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Set slow pace until 3rd, not fluent 5th, soon lost place, well beaten after 7th, last of 8, 35l behind Red Jade (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Sulpius (GER) 4-1fav (10-11) In touch, reminders after 5th, mistake and weakened 7th, 9th of 11, well behind Kings Story (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in May.
Ammo Away 12-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division in 5th and keen, hit 3rd, in rear and weakened from 6th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Diddley Dee (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '11.
Local Present (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th or 7th, ridden 14th, challenged 2 out, mistake last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 5l behind Venetian Lad (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in May.