Good ground is normally key to ANOTHER TRUMP but he can race off the same mark as when landing a gamble over fences at Huntingdon last week and should take all the beating if in the same mood here. Smart Act has only found one too good in both starts over hurdles here and should run his race again while Bandanaman won the Flat on soft ground here in August and is worth a second look. Mariinsky hasn't run for a long time but arguably still has some scope over hurdles and should find a race this winter.
Smart Act (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Led to 3rd, led again 6th, ridden before last, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Quel Elite (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Bandanaman (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 47l behind Runswick Relax (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Mariinsky (GER) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, hard driven and every chance 3 out, soon under pressure, stayed on well, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Street Dance (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar '11.
Another Trump (NZ) 7-2fav (11-10) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, challenged last, driven flat, led towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Gougane (11-7) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
I'll Be Frank 13-2 (10-4) Mistakes, chased leading pair, hit 2nd 4th and 8th, ridden and went 2nd after 4 out, ridden and weakened next, last of 5, 20l behind Bunclody (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jun.
Cheatingsideoftown (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Behind, outpaced 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 14, 48l behind Romanesco (11-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Topo Gigio (FR) 11-1 (11-5) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Panthers Run (10-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy, 6 ran.
Knight Valliant 8-1 (10-4) Always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 10, 31l behind Claude Carter (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Mini The Minx (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Mid-division, pushed along after 5th, tailed off from 4 out, 7th of 13, well behind Red Rocco (11-2) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Mar.