Mister Wiseman has won off higher marks in the past so there's no reason why he won't go close to completing the hat-trick, even though he's shown his best on easier going. Back on a fast surface, SUBLIME TALENT was much improved at Worcester last time. He's well treated nowadays and could be the answer to this ahead of the consistent Academy General. Hollow Penny would have a chance on his second at Worcester two runs ago but turned in a shocker at Market Rasen next time and Mister Matt looks to be on a downward curve.
Mister Matt (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 10l behind Got Attitude (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
Hollow Penny 11-8fav (11-2) Prominent, led 4th, hit next, headed after 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Welsh Bard (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Jul.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, closed 4 out, close 3rd 2 out, one pace and no impression flat, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Able Deputy (11-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, behind from 10th, 5th of 7, 38l behind Buck Mulligan (11-3) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Academy General (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Led, headed 3 out, outpaced next, ridden and kept on under pressure before last, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 4, 9l behind August Hill (10-7) at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gf in Jul.
Mister Wiseman 15-8fav (10-4) Led until 4th, led 8th, ridden and headed before 3 out, led again 2 out, ridden clear flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jul beating Amuse Me (11-4) by 13l, 4 ran.
Julie Prince (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Led until approaching 2nd, led again 4th, headed after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, 21l behind Gandalfe (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Osorios Trial 12-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th (water), ridden 2 out, lost place before last, 6th of 7, 10l behind Princesse Fleur (11-2) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Jul.