Nataani won twice over fences in the summer and reverts to hurdles with confidence sky-high. It would be no surprise if he went close while Mr Moss has also won twice over fences. Chargen was only beaten a head by Wayward Glance over C&D last month and has been much-improved lately but One Wish fell on his debut under Rules at Bangor while Alpancho may need today's experience. My Lad Percy won a bumper here in June but McCoy rides stablemate GOD OF THE KOP who was last seen contesting a bumper at the Punchestown Festival in April. It looks like he's held in some regard and his pedigree suggests he'll make a decent stayer this season over hurdles so he gets the vote.
Alpancho 13-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, in 5th and one pace over 1f out, 5th of 14, 13l behind Twelve Roses (10-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Chargen (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 6th, led before 2 out, hard ridden and wandered before last, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Wayward Glance (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Craignure (IRE) 200-1 (11-5) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, 47l behind Heather Royal (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Don't Mistake Me (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up behind, pushed along 5f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 36l behind Bittersweetheart (10-9) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
God Of The Kop (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Prominent, tracked leader in 2nd, driven along 6f out and soon no impression in 5th, no extra entering straight, weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Mr Moss (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 9th, stayed on from 2 out, effort on inside and switched right before last, upsides when left in lead and pecked last, driven out, won at Stratford 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Apr beating Emmaslegend (10-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Nataani (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Towards rear, reminders 10th, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, led before last, kept on, won at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jul beating Ixora (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
One Wish (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In touch, fell 2nd, in a race won by What A Warrior (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd, 10 ran.
Potters Dream (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 8th, tailing off when mistake next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Wayward Glance (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
My Lad Percy 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden when edged left and bumped 3f out, stayed on same pace 1f out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Pure Style (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.