Heezagrey is back on a winning mark and showed a bit more at Southwell last month. He has to go on the short-list along with penalised Cartmel winner Executive's Hall and Chosen Dream. The latter only found Band Of Thunder too good at Worcester last time and jockey bookings suggest he's the pick of the Jonjo O'Neill pair ahead of Tarvini. NICKY NUTJOB is only a plater but he's an honest sort who usually runs his race and this won't take much winning. He gets a nominal vote though it would be no surprise to see pointer Potters Dream go well at decent odds.
Dice (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, pushed along before 4 out, soon lost place, 7th of 12, 35l behind Cavite Eta (10-13) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar '12.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 4th until 8th, led 3 out, ridden clear from home turn, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul beating Nez Rouge (11-12) by 9l, 12 ran.
Tarvini (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Raced in mid-division on outside, reminders after 1st, 3rd and again after 8th, chased leaders under pressure before 9th, driven in 5th after 3 out, weakened and eased from next, tailed off, 6th of 14, 47l behind Moon Melody (9-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 7-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, stayed on from next, never on terms, 5th of 15, 19l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Burnthill (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) With winner, lost place before 10th, soon tailed off, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Green Bank (11-8) at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul, 7 ran.
Almutaham (USA) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, weakened from 8th, 11th of 12, well behind Corky Dancer (10-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 7-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, bumped 2nd, not fluent 8th, chased winner 3 out, soon hung left, hung right flat, no impression, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Band Of Thunder (10-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Free Advice (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, lost place after 5th, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Local Present (10-0) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Potters Dream (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd 15; ur 2 out, in a race won by Flick Knife (10-7) at Albrighton Woodland 3m ptp gf in May, 9 ran.
Highland Rain 10-1 (10-6) Led, not fluent 7th, headed 10th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 14, well behind Nicky Tam (10-1) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Alimure 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, closed 6th, ridden before 2 out, weakened after last, 5th of 6, 34l behind The Flaming Matron (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Heezagrey (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Mid-division, reminders 10th, hung left and driven after 2 out, stayed on to modest 3rd flat, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Moon Melody (9-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Hill Forts Gloria (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, struggling after 5th, soon behind, no danger after, 8th of 13, 34l behind Shaddaii (9-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Jim Job Jones 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, mistake 8th, soon ridden and behind, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Double Silver (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
All The Fashion (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bravo Riquet (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.