Eddie Linehan will make plenty of use of MORESTEAD and, back at his favourite course and on a winning mark, Brendan Powell's charge can defy top weight in this weak affair. Midnight Lyra has shown nothing in two runs over fences while Finnegan Paddy has been a big disappointment. Annie Confidential is a very modest hunter chaser and course winner Curragh Dancer looks a light of former days and races from out of the handicap, even at this lowly level.
Morestead (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Prominent, led after 3rd, headed before 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 13, 22l behind Absolute Shambles (10-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Midnight Lira 5-1 (10-13) In touch, weakened 9th, tailed off, 5th of 7, 44l behind Fearless Leader (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Sep.
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, in rear before 8th, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loughalder (10-10) at Chepstow 3m cond hcp chs (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Annie Confidential (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, set good pace and soon clear, reduced lead after 4 out, joined next, headed between last 2, finished tired, lost 2nd near finish, last of 3, 10l behind Double Mead (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f mares hunt chs (6) gd in May.
Curragh Dancer (FR) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, quickly pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Doctor Ric (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 10 ran.