McCoy's mount in this, Your Busy, is sure to be popular after winning at Galway last month. He was third on soft ground at Galway in the summer but only fourth off today's mark at Ffos Las in between. Nigel Twiston-Davies has won this twice in recent years but Pigeon Island wouldn't want the ground too testing and the grey has nothing in hand on FRUITY O'ROONEY on their run together at Ascot last season. Gary Moore's tough chaser got taken off his feet over a shorter trip at Fontwell on his reappearance but he's been dropped a couple of pounds since and this should be right up his street. Garleton stays well and has each-way claims but the classy Hey Big Spender may just need this and Jamsie Hall usually finds a way to get beat. Triggerman fell at Cartmel in May when last seen but did finish third in last season's Welsh National.
Hey Big Spender (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost place 11th, soon struggling and behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Golden Chieftain (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Mar, 24 ran.
Fruity O'Rooney 3-1fav (11-7) Prominent early, outpaced towards rear, headway before 4 out, hampered 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Tindaro (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 8th before halfway, closer in 4th from 3 out, no impression but stayed on well in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Double Seven (11-4) at Limerick 3m gd.
Pigeon Island 7-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced 14th, plugged on flat, no threat, 7th of 13, 19l behind Problema Tic (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) gf in Jun.
Your Busy (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Led and disputed, bumped 1st, tended to jump a bit left, went badly left 2 out, joined last, ridden to be in front again before straight, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Galway 2m 6f chs gd in Sep beating Schelm (11-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Triggerman 8-1 (11-5) Mistake, hampered and fell 1st, in a race won by Posh Bird (10-0) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in May, 13 ran.
Categorical 10-1 (11-9) Held up, headway 9th, 5th and beaten 4 out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Wild Geese (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.