Sophie Leech's Magical Legend just did enough when beating Amalfi Coast at Cartmel on Sunday but is better than she showed there so cannot be discounted although this looks tougher. Peter Bowen's Ballyvesey has held his form well in handicaps as well as in this grade since beating David Pipe's Rokinhorsescience at Market Rasen in July but he may struggle to give weight away to CAPE TRIBULATION. Malcolm Jefferson's gelding lacks any experience over fences but showed a decent level of form over hurdles, earning a rating of 155, and he will take all the beating if able to translate that level of form to the larger obstacles. Elliott Cooper's Flying Doctor has disappointed on previous attempts over fences and looks best watched.
Ballyvesey (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Led until 4 out, demoted to 3rd 3 out, regained 2nd before next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Hell's Bay (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov chs (3) gs in Aug.
Call Me Mulligan (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led until ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, hit last, 6th of 10, 22l behind Grand Zouki (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Flying Doctor 16-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Working Title (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Sep.
Cape Tribulation 50-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, hit 8th, driven and outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 13th of 14, well behind Big Buck's (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Dougall (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 6th until approaching next where not fluent, weakened before 4 out, last when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Magical Legend (10-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f beg chase (5) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
Luso's Lad (IRE) 8-11fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed last, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Little Promise (10-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Risk Runner (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Held up in last, jumped slowly 1st, headway approaching 13th, every chance last, outpaced by winner bend before home straight, pressed for 2nd and stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Magical Legend (10-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f beg chase (5) gd in Aug.
Magical Legend 4-5fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, led approaching 7th, blundered 2 out, 3 lenghts clear when ridden in home straight, idled towards finish, won at Cartmel 3m 2f beg chase (5) gd in Aug beating Amalfi Coast (11-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.