This looks a competitive novice chase for the time of year and Sublime Talent, who disappointed in a handicap at Newton Abbot last time, won't find it easy giving weight to some unexposed types. Maoi Chinn Tire won his only start over fences at Cartmel in June but TINDARO appears to have the better form having come good over the larger obstacles at Fontwell 12 days ago. He has the build of a chaser and could defy the penalty if continuing on an upward curve. The mare Tout Regulier won at Bangor last month but former pointer Alpha Native was well beaten on his debut under Rules here over a longer trip and winning hurdlers Houston Dynimo and Kandari are probably best watched today.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Held up, mistake 5th, behind after 7th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Mister Matt (10-6) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Aug.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, took keen hold, jinked right before 2nd, led and jumped left from 4th, headed 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Gay Sloane (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Tindaro (FR) 9-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, left 3rd and last at 3rd, went 2nd after 3 out (usual 4 out), led next, pushed out, readily, won at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gd in Aug beating Alfraamsey (10-4) by 7l, 5 ran.
Alpha Native 12-1 (10-12) Led until before 11th where not fluent, outpaced 13th, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 5, 39l behind Red Not Blue (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Aug.
Houston Dynimo (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Led until soon after 3 out, faded, 7th of 9, 47l behind Grey Gold (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Kandari (FR) 14-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 12th of 25, 39l behind Snap Tie (11-9) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gs in Apr.
Tout Regulier 11-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 5out to chase leaders, ridden after next, soon one paced, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Bobowen (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Aug.