CARTERS REST, both of whose career successes have been delivered here, is an unoriginal selection but does set a decent standard. He scored with a degree of comfort here last time from Bunratty for which he's been raised 6lb which seems a reasonable hike. He ran well on his only attempt on heavy ground as a novice back in 2009 and can follow up that recent course success. Acordingtoscript is the potential improver after a just a handful of runs and didn't do too badly here last time behind Total Rebellion. He looks next best. Rawaaj will handle the ground and has a chance on the best of his form but hasn't been seen since running on the Flat back in August. He may just need this outing off topweight in these conditions.
Rawaaj 5-1 (11-9) Led to 6th, tracked leader, every chance last, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 24l behind With Grace (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Jul.
Ros Castle (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, struggling before 7th, tailed off, 9th of 12, 44l behind See What Happens (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Carters Rest 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 3 out, clear before last, won at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Bunratty (10-2) by 5l, 7 ran.
Macs Island (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 29l behind Total Rebellion (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 7-2fav (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, led and hit 3 out, ridden and headed next, no impression when lost 2nd before last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Shan Valley (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Acordingtoscript (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 3 out until before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 10, 14l behind Total Rebellion (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Georgedoubleyou (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up and behind, not fluent 5th, mistake next, moderate effort before 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 16l behind Shan Valley (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.