Esteem is better handicapped over hurdles than fences and could be interesting in this low-grade handicap, despite top weight. Noble Perk was well backed on his handicap debut at Chepstow and should be capable of better while the market should be monitored closely for any interest in Giant Sequoia, who won at Clonmel last year when trained by John Supple. FUTURE PROFIT has yet to manage a place in seven starts but was the subject of a massive gamble at Market Rasen in March. He's 6lb lower now and, all the better for a run at Folkestone, could recoup losses here. Master Of The Sea and Residence And Spa may need this but have more scope than most.
Esteem 5-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 8th, weakened 2 out, 8th of 11, 31l behind Topthorn (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 40-1 (10-1) In touch on inside, pushed along after 4 out, soon ridden, chased leading trio after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 15, 31l behind Stars Du Granits (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Iron Duke 33-1 (10-0) Led, soon well clear, not fluent 2nd, headed 6th, hit next, weakened after 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by What An Oscar (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 25-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8th, led before 3 out, soon headed, weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 26l behind What An Oscar (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Francis Du Mesnil (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 5th, stayed on take moderate 4th before last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 37l behind Quaddick Lake (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Canopy Of Stars 7-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, mistake 6th, soon reminders and lost place, 8th of 15, 31l behind American Legend (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Noble Perk 15-8fav (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, ridden and no impression after 2 out, dropped to 3rd approaching last, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 6l behind Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Future Profit (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened approaching last, 7th of 8, 27l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Master Of The Sea (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Cock Of The Rock (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.
Residence And Spa (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Towards rear, in touch 3rd, ridden next, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Behtarini (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Cruise In Luxury (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, some headway approaching 6th, no impression, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, 42l behind Joker Choker (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Jun '11.
Hero's Call 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Mr Tingle (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Midnight Choice 50-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent next, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 14, 45l behind Liscahill Karella (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Dalrymple (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and keen, hampered 7th, weakened 4 out, 11th of 16, well behind Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Whitcombe Spirit 16-1 (10-6) In touch in rear, ridden 6th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Royale Knight (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Call Me Frankie (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, behind 7th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Noble Media (10-0) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Aug.