Giant O Murchu was entered to run at Fontwell yesterday but would have claims if coming here instead, though Lawney Hill also runs the progressive Cap Elorn who is chasing a four-timer and had Fiftyonefiftyone behind here last time. Captain Paulie won at Uttoxeter in May and Court In Session and Maoi Chinn Tire are both better than recent form figures suggest but MIDNIGHT TUESDAY was quietly fancied at Worcester on his reappearance and will strip fitter here. Dropped another pound since, he looks very well treated at present.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, switched inside 5 out, switched right to challenge before 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and held on flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May beating Accessallareas (11-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Court In Session (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Letsby Avenue (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Sep, 9 ran.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Jumped left at times, led 1st until 7th, no impression on winner after 4 out, lost 2nd 2 out, 3rd of 4, 34l behind Cap Elorn (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, led before last, soon clear, easily, won at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep beating Bennys Quest (11-9) by 7l, 5 ran.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, went 2nd 8th, challenged 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, ridden and hung left approaching last, no impression on winner flat, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Moorlands Jack (10-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Held up, mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Muwalla (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Sep, 5 ran.
Cap Elorn (FR) 15-8 (10-5) Led until 1st, tracked leader, led 7th, clear 4 out, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Chilbury Hill (10-3) by 17l, 4 ran.