This won't take much winning but Mr Bachster fell on his only previous try over fences while Top Benefit and One For The Boss have both been pulled up in their last two starts. NOUAILHAS also called an early halt to proceedings at Huntingdon last time but an earlier second at Worcester reads well in the context of this race and Andrew Hollinshead's gelding is back on the same mark here. He gets 18lb from Daneva, though was behind the top weight and Finch Flyer at Worcester earlier. Aytech Sadik's charge looks best of the rest ahead of Fontwell second Annie Confidential who is creeping up the weights.
Daneva (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 3rd, chased winner before 5th until after 9th, no impression 4 out, 5th of 11, 22l behind Shalamiyr (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Top Benefit (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 8th, soon lost place, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Southway Queen (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 10 ran.
One For The Boss (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lajidaal (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jun, 7 ran.
Fitandproperjob 33-1 (10-7) Raced in last pair, not fluent 3rd, closed 8th, ridden and well beaten after 10th, pressing for remote 4th from 3 out (normal 4 out), 5th of 8, 41l behind The Potting Shed (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gd.
Nouailhas 7-1 (9-8) In rear, not always fluent and jumping left, behind 10th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Riddlestown (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft, 8 ran.
Annie Confidential (IRE) 5-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and pressed from 3 out, headed run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Midnight Lira (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd.
Guns of Love (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, fell 8th, in a race won by Watch House (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, left close 2nd 3 out, not fluent 2 out, beaten when jumped right last, eased flat, 2nd of 4, 25l behind Bob Tucker (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, well beaten 8th, tailed off, 6th of 7, 48l behind Take Of Shoc's (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Dark Oasis 12-1 (10-0) Led to 4th, pecked 13th, went remote 4th from last, no impression, 4th of 11, 31l behind Von Galen (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.