Spirit Of Adjisa made giant strides over hurdles in the springs, winning a Grade 1 novice event at Punchestown over this trip in May. The handicapper has rated him accordingly, however, and he hasn't been seen since finishing tailed off on the Flat in July. Palace Jester won at Ffos Las 12 days ago and looks the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's pair but Wyse Hill Teabags arguably has more scope having run Any Given Day to half-a-length on his reappearance at Haydock. Featherbed Lane did well to beat race-fit Decoy on his reappearance at Ascot and is worth another try over this trip while Cotillion is running well. But it could be worth taking a chance on REINDEER DIPPIN, who will enjoy recent rain and is back on the same mark as when second in a Listed handicap over C&D in April.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Led, ridden and challenged entering straight, narrowly headed approaching last, rallied to regain narrow lead run-in, all out, won at Punchestown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in May beating Prima Vista (11-10) by shd, 6 ran.
Alfie Sherrin 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, behind 14th, pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Minella Four Star (9-9) at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Mar, 17 ran.
Wyse Hill Teabags 5-1 (10-7) Led, driven 2 out, ridden and headed narrowly between last 2, rallied when bumped flat, held near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Any Given Day (11-7) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Palace Jester 14-1 (11-6) Prominent, joined leader 6th, led after 4 out, ridden clear 2 out, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov beating Whispering Jack (11-6) by 9l, 9 ran.
Reindeer Dippin 40-1 (10-10) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room after 4 out, never on terms, 10th of 20, 39l behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.
Featherbed Lane (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, led last, kept on well towards finish, won at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Nov beating Decoy (10-10) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Rudanphast (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost action and pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Mad Moose (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs in Aug, 17 ran.
Cotillion 10-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, still plenty to do 2 out, headway and hung right before last, hung right and stayed on well under pressure flat, took 3rd post, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Enfant De Lune (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Rumble Of Thunder (11-5) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Sam Lord .
Hawaii Klass 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led last, soon headed, kept on under pressure, just failed, 2nd of 15, shd behind Moon Indigo (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.