A trappy race where SI BIEN is chanced in a race where few can be written off. James Ewart's inmate was not unfancied on seasonal reappearance but that run should have put him spot on for this afternoon's assignment. Kellystown Lad looks the pick of Ferdy Murphy's pair if jockey bookings are to serve as any guide. Mohayer loves testing going so if he is fit enough to do himself justice, he has to be a major player. Twentynineblack cannot be discounted given the form of Donald McCain's stable. Papa Caruso won a bumper at Hexham which suggests that he is unafraid of tracks that have testing conditions. Sonowyouno is best watched after a very moderate reappearance.
Hard To Name 33-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, in rear and jumped slow 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Danish Rebel (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Kellystown Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leading pair, joined leader after 5th, led briefly 7th, outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Saveiro (11-3) at Hexham 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Mohayer (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) In rear, headway 4 out,chased winner 2 out and driven, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Son Of Flicka (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.
Papa Caruso 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, jumped left last, kept on one pace to take 3rd flat, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Amir Pasha (9-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
Quatro Pierji (FR) 10-1 (11-9) In rear, jumped right and behind 7th, tailed off when jumped right next, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Kack Handed (11-3) at Haydock 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Si Bien (FR) 3-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, hit 3rd, tracked leader until approaching 2 out, still every chance, ridden after last, weakened final 200 yards, 4th of 12, 12l behind Mr Jay Dee (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Sonowyouno (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not always fluent, well beaten 3 out, last of 9, 49l behind Have You Seen Me (11-0) at Towcester 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.
Twentynineblack (FR) 9-4 (11-2) Mistakes, held up in 5th, went 4th 7th, disputing 3rd and held when blundered 2 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind William's Wishes (11-2) at Ludlow 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, weakened from 6th, 7th of 8, 34l behind Divers (11-2) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gd in Oct.