Kinkeel's handicap mark is in freefall but the 12-year-old's recent efforts don't inspire much confidence. One More Dinar would have gone very close to losing his maiden tag at Bangor last time, however, had he not blundered at the last and he should be thereabouts despite a 4lb higher mark. Bertenbar was beginning to knock on the door when last seen in May and Phar Again was third over C&D last week so can't be ignored, but we'll take a chance on KILFINNAN CASTLE. Just behind subsequent winner Normandy Landings when fourth at Fontwell in October, he may have been revitalised by a short break and is back on a reasonable mark here.
Red Law (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always in rear, tailed off 10th, 8th of 9, well behind Walk Tall (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Organiz (FR) 14-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway 4th, disputing 3rd and beaten when hit 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Irish Guard (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
One More Dinar 6-1 (10-0) In touch, jumped slow 2nd, chased leaders 3 out, every chance when blundered last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Douglas Julian (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Ajzal (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Prominent, reminder after 5th, chased winner when mistake 7th, lost 2nd 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Randjo (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in May.
Phar Again (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th, led between last 2, ridden and headed when edged right flat, no extra, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Autumn Red (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd.
Bertenbar 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner approahing 10th, no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 11, 21l behind Gunship (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in May.
Kinkeel (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-divivision, not fluent 3rd, headway undedr pressure before 4 out, 3rd and one pace when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 23l behind Autumn Red (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gd.
Killfinnan Castle (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Chased leading trio, reminders after 3rd, chasing leading pair and reminders 9th, mistake 11th, weakened 4 out, 4th of 7, 42l behind Qualypso D'allier (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp 0-90 (5) gs in Oct.
Whatcanisay 6-1 (10-7) In rear, headway 11th, went modest 3rd before 5 out until next, weakened to 4th before last, 4th of 12, 20l behind Shannons Boy (11-4) at Chepstow 3m hcp 0-90 (5) sft in Nov.
Bajan Sunshine (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, ridden 3 out, soon chasing winner, pecked 2 out, soon hung right and lost 2nd, weakened last, 4th of 8, 20l behind Normandy Landings (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.