SENDIYM has the only recent form worthy of a mention. He came a cropper at Sedgefield last time but scored over track and trip earlier last month and Dianne Sayer's charge can come out best once again. Ballycool has bits of form in higher grade contests but is too unreliable to recommend while Ben Akram has shown nothing over fences so far. Laybach has claims on his form during the summer and Overlaw may also figure if fully tuned-up on his first start since April.
Ben Akram (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, fell 1st, in a race won by Cloudy Joker (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 8 ran.
Ballycool (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) In rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and weakened before and unseated last, in a race won by Tresor De L'isle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 8 ran.
Breeze With Ease (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Prominent, led 5th, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 36l behind Tweedo Paradiso (10-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Sendiym (FR) 7-1 (10-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 5 out, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Cavite Eta (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Bob's Dream (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Last pair, reminders and struggling after 5th, tailed off when pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Sendiym (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 9 ran.
Overlaw 12-1 (10-5) Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, lost place before 9th, well held from 3 out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Sleep In First (11-4) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Laybach (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Close up, led 4th, headed 9th, ridden after 5 out, in 2nd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Tresor De L'isle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 8 ran.
Jim Tango (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, 4th and fading last, 6th of 9, 12l behind Local Present (10-8) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.