Magical Island is less than reliable but has claims on his better efforts especially his second at Bangor in July. He'll have come on for his recent reappearance but STORM ALERT is just preferred as he returned to action with a decent third at Newton Abbot last month and this looks less competitive. My Faithful Annie posted an improved effort over fences during the week but her earlier form over timber doesn't boost confidence while Landenstown Star has a third at Uttoxeter to his credit, though that was back in July.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and keen, tailed off 4 out, 9th of 10, well behind Copper Carroll (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Storm Alert 4-1fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Jupiter Rex (FR) 100-1 (11-2) Slightly hampered 1st, behind, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Molotof (11-2) at Taunton 2m nov chs (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Master Cardor Visa (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway to tracked leaders before 6th, ridden after 3 out, one pace, 6th of 10, 22l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Band Of Thunder 33-1 (11-1) Prominent, jumped left 1st, losing place when bumped 9th, tailed off, 4th of 12, 44l behind Giveitachance (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Blakeneys Pet (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Hit 2nd and 3 out, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Magical Island 11-4fav (9-11) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out, every chance 2 out, lost 2nd run-in, one pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Annaluna (10-2) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Oct.
Hidden Pleasure 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, behind next, pulled up after, in a race won by Derwen Pryde (10-7) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11, 8 ran.
Budsson 200-1 (10-12) In rear, jumped left 4th, ridden next, behind from 6th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Young Hurricane (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs.
My Faithful Annie (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Slight lead, headed 8th, chased leader, ridden 10th, lost 2nd next, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, pecked last, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Captain Tidds (11-8) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.