INDY MOOD has conditions to suit and can take the beating if he stays out of trouble today. Nelliedonethat and Getinbybutonlyjust are closely matched and will make this an interesting tussle if the selection fails to deliver the goods. Mamata De Tenderon would also come into the argument in that scenario and shouldn't be underestimated despite being a notoriously tricky ride. However, Indy Mood has a good record at this course and, as his jumping is usually a bit better than he showed last time out; the mount of Garry Whillans (knows the gelding inside-out) is taken as the best option in another tough one to call.
Joe's A Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and hit last, no extra flat, 4th of 11, 8l behind Alora Money (10-7) at Carlisle 3m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Getinbybutonlyjust 12-1 (11-0) Tracked clear leader, ridden 3 out, chased winner next, lost 2nd when weakened flat, 4th of 6, 14l behind Ripalong Lad (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Oct.
And Whatever Else (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always behind, mistake 2 out, 14th of 15, 48l behind Daraz Rose (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Saddler's Way (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) In touch, mistake and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Darina's Boy (10-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Nelliedonethat (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, hit 2nd, hit 10th, ridden approaching 2 out, headway approaching last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Ripalong Lad (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Oct.
Toy Gun (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Led, not fluent 7th, headed 9th, weakened next, 6th of 11, 25l behind Simply Smashing (11-5) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Indy Mood 10-1 (9-10) With leader, led 8th, headed when fell 11th, in a race won by Waterski (10-4) at Kelso 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Matmata de Tendron (FR) 15-2 (11-9) Prominent, challenged 15th, driven and weakened 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Polar Gale (11-0) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Stormont Dawn (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Babe Heffron (11-11) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs in May, 12 ran.
Treehouse 8-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden approaching 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Simply Smashing (11-5) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.