Guydus will need to improve again having won at Wincanton on her reappearance. Both placed horses have let the form down since and she's 6lb higher today. Handtheprizeover won at Kempton last October on the back of a layoff and may figure but the vote goes to ANOTHER TRUMP. His latest third may have come too soon after scoring at Huntingdon and this longer trip is expected to suit. Ballyvoneen got no further than the first fence last time but rattled up a hat-trick early this year while Huckleberry's winning streak came to end off today's mark at Cartmel back in June. Delgany Gunner and Plum Pudding could make the frame if back to their best.
Key Cutter (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Prominent, not fluent 2nd (water), not fluent 5th, soon lost place, mistake 8th, ridden 9th, behind 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by On The Bridge (11-2) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Plum Pudding (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, lost place 10th soon in rear, driven and headway 3 out, kept on to go remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 9, 19l behind Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Another Trump (NZ) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, effort approaching 2 out, 2 lengths down in 4th when left 3rd last, kept on same pace, no impression flat, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Knight Valliant (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Tafika 16-1 (11-7) No fluent in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Pliny (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) With leader, led after 4th, headed next, ridden after 7th, mistake and weakened last, 6th of 12, 34l behind Fintan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Hit 1st and unseated rider, in a race won by Bally Gunner (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.
Ballyhilty Bridge 5-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, headway approaching 12th, no extra 2 out, 5th of 10, 19l behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Amroth Bay 7-2fav (10-5) Behind, headway, to chase leaders 10th, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 11, 13l behind Inside Dealer (11-12) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Huckleberry (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 11th, lost touch approaching 15th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Sea Saffron (11-6) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp ch 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Handtheprizeover 10-3 (10-13) Led, narrowly headed 4 out, led again approaching 3 out, stayed on well from next, won at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct '11 beating Iheardu (11-4) by 4l, 6 ran.
Delgany Gunner 5-1 (11-0) Led until after 2nd, stayed prominent, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 20l behind Allerford Jack (11-11) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Wherrimon 16-1 (11-9) Prominent, led after 8th, headed 4 out, 5th and weakening when blundered 2 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Red Rouble (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Guydus (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Reluctant to line up but well away, chased leading pair, went 2nd 6th, left in lead 13th (water), pushed along before 3 out, kept on well from last, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Monty's Revenge (11-0) by 2l, 9 ran.