Rhyton hasn't displayed much in two starts over hurdles and although from a respected trainer and having won on the flat he is hard to back with any confidence. The market may provide the best guide to Maison Brillet who has won two flat races, with Henry Havelock less interesting having shown little prior to this race. Capricornus was previously with Mark Johnston and has some good flat experiences to draw upon in a first start over timber. If translating his flat ability to jumps then he stands a very realistic chance, although the uphill finish for one untested over this trip is a slight concern. TURF TRIVIA is the selection having won well in a similar race at Cartmel on debut over jumps. Although facing 7lb extra due to the conditions of the race he offers the most appeal.
Turf Trivia 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied approaching last, led 1f out, pushed clear, won at Cartmel 2m 1f juv hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Forsyth (10-12) by 7l, 9 ran.
Acol 40-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in touch in 4th, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Cheyenne Chant (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep (flat).
Almutaham (USA) 20-1 (7-12) Held up towards rear, under pressure over 3f out, eased well over 1f out, 12th of 13, well behind Ultimate Quest (9-8) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep (flat).
Capricornus (USA) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, hampered bend well over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Calypso Star (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar (flat).
Henry Havelock 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped slow throughout, lost place after 1st, towards rear and reminders, soon struggling, 5th of 7, well behind Lucky Quay (10-12) at Hexham 2m juv hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 6, 6l behind Miami Gator (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) sft in Aug (flat).
Quitao (GER) 80-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hampered bend after 3rd, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Al Dafa (10-12) at Perth 2m juv hdl (4) sft in Sep, 7 ran.
Rhyton (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led until 2nd, chased leader, driven after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Whipperway (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Weetentherty 28-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent 1st, reminder after next, ridden after 5th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Al Dafa (10-12) at Perth 2m juv hdl (4) sft in Sep, 7 ran.
Elie Shore 66-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, behind 3f out, last of 12, 14l behind Sternian (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr (flat).