Mungo Park won a maiden on the Flat for Mark Johnston last year and was also second over 2m in a Kempton handicap. Most of John Ferguson's runners have come on for the outing so far this autumn, however, and he'll have to be a decent recruit to get the better of WEEKEND MILLIONAIR. David Pipe's gelding may not have got home over 2m6f on heavy ground at Wincanton in May but had finished second over this trip in a handicap at Punchestown after winning at Ffos Las and that form is far superior to that of his rivals. Dance Tempo, the other previous winner in the race, was beaten at Uttoxeter after winning a little race at Worcester while Aurorian and Twoways haven't shown much so far. Native Colony was a stayer on the Flat and could go well if overcoming a lack of experience.
Dance Tempo 4-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, mistakes, ridden after 5th, no extra last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Ahyaknowyerself (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4yo nov stks (4) hvy in Jul.
Weekend Millionair (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Led, hit 6th, ridden before headed 2 out, no chance with unextended winner, weakened and tired when went badly left last, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Dualla Lord (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in May.
Aurorian (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway when hampered 3rd, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 10, 35l behind Porgy (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Dream Cloud (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 6f out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Henri Parry Morgan (10-11) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Mr Squirrel (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased leaders next, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 16l behind Dubai Glory (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Mungo Park 16-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 15th of 18, 44l behind Gulf of Naples (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct '11 (flat).
Native Colony 22-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden and headway over 2f out on outer, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Bowdler's Magic (9-7) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Twoways (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, struggling before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 26l behind Dubai Glory (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Tiermore Lass (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 12, 42l behind Once More Dubai (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.