Ocean Club has the best recent form and should go close again after finishing second at Perth. But he's unproven in testing ground and KILBREE CHIEF makes more appeal. The latter made a promising start over hurdles when runner-up at Wetherby finishing some eight lengths clear of the third and Lucinda Russell's charge gets the nod. Romany Ryme is another with claims on his earlier placed efforts in soft going while hurdling debutant Uppercut De L'orne would be of interest if attracting significant support in the betting.
Ballinalacken (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 2 out, kept on flat, 6th of 12, 11l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Ocean Club 11-8fav (11-5) With leader, led 5 out, ridden and headed 2 out, every chance last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Kilbree Kid (11-12) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Danebrook Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 50l behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Kilbree Chief (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) With leader, ridden before last, chased winner run-in, no impression, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Three Kingdoms (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Marlee Massie (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, 13th of 14, well behind Five In A Row (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Milan Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 27l behind Vinny Gambini (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Romany Ryme 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led before 5 out, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 9, 31l behind Finding Your Feet (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Uppercut De L'orne (FR) 15-8fav (11-2) Led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Viacometti (10-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
You'resomedreamer (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up, pushed along and headway 6f out, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Line D'aois (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.