Well Mett's run in the first division will be a pointer to the chances of On Alert, who beat him at Uttoxeter last time. Stamina is clearly the four-year-old's forte but has an extra 2f to cover here. IRIS'S FLYER hasn't shown much this year but has plummeted down the weights as a result and is now back on the same mark as when successful in this 12 months ago. He could take all the beating again if back on song. Moon Melody failed to complete the course over fences at Hexham on Friday and Factotum still looks to be in the handicapper's grip while Douglas has gone off the boil lately.
Factotum 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, hit next, weakened and eased 2 out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Hit The Switch (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Douglas 16-1 (10-0) Led, headed 4th, lost place before 4 out where mistake, 9th of 10, 35l behind On The Bridge (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Iris's Flyer 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, eased next, 9th of 12, 40l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Wait No More (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Led until 3rd, led after 5th, jumped right 6th, headed next, led after 9th until 10th, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Local Present (10-0) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep.
Moon Melody (GER) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led 12th, clear from 3 out, ran on strongly, won at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep beating Archie's Wish (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
On Alert 13-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, challenged after 7th, led after 2 out, edged right before last, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Well Mett (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, weakened from 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Silver Coaster (10-13) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 13 ran.
Upper Deck (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway under pressure approaching 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 12l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Amazing Valour (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, reminders 12th, soon lost place, 6th of 8, 28l behind Moon Melody (9-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Track Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Smart Catch (11-1) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11.