Alfie's Sun has failed to complete on two of his three starts since 2007 but he won the other and it will be interesting to see what the market makes of his chance but preference is for the completely unexposed ESTATES RECOVERY. His attention is switched to chasing after just five starts under Rules and it would be no surprise to see this Irish point winner follow-up his impressive success at Exeter despite having to cope with a significantly higher mark. Courella and King Roonah have their stamina to prove unlike Tritonville Lodge and Cebonne who both come into this race on the back of decent efforts. Of the remainder, it's well worth keeping a close eye on Marleybow who has failed to live up to expectations thus far but has joined a shrewd trainer who could well get his career back on track.
Island Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Led to 11th, outpaced 4 out, no chance with winner from next, lost 2nd 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 29l behind Retrievethelegend (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Description (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden after 9th, outpaced approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Tempsford (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Our Jasper 16-1 (11-6) Led, headed 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 45l behind Little Shilling (11-9) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep '09.
Estates Recovery (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place approaching 7th, rallied before next, led 3 out, stayed on well to draw clear flat, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr beating Very Cool (10-9) by 11l, 10 ran.
Courella (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 10th, went 2nd before 3 out going well, ridden after 2 out, edged left and led close home, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep beating Morestead (11-2) by ns, 10 ran.
King Roonah 9-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, blundered 2nd, hit 9th, headway 5 out, 2 lengths down in 2nd when blundered 2 out, beaten approaching last, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Swincombe Rock (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Sep.
Whataboutya (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 11th, headway approaching 4 out, driven after 3 out, close enough in 4th last, weakened flat, 4th of 11, 9l behind Ballycarney (11-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Sep.
Tritonville Lodge (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Led 2nd until 6th, led 9th until before next, left in lead 11th, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression 150 yards out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Mad Jack Duncan (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Prestbury Knight 16-1 (11-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Pairc Na Gcapall (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Tyup Pompey (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Prominent, not fluent and ridden 9th, weakening when hit 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Frosted Grape (10-0) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Go West (IRE) 4-1fav (11-11) Blundered and last after 2nd, not fluent or travel well after, lost touch 11th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Andrew Nick (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 8 ran.
Alfie's Sun 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, blundered 3rd, weakened approaching 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Frosted Grape (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep, 10 ran.
Marleybow (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Led until 4th, hit 5th, reminders before 10th, driven 12th, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Catch The Perk (11-0) at Ayr 3m 1f clm chs (4) gd in Apr.
Cebonne (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, chased leading pair before 2 out, went 2nd after last, soon ridden and hung left, kept on and every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Magnetic Pole (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
No Reception (IRE) 150-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, mistake 12th, stayed on from 3 out and pressed for 3rd from last, no chance with front pair, 4th of 7, 9l behind Balthazar King (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Sep.