Mentalist was a little disappointing when favourite at Musselburgh last time and it's not certain that the drop in distance on this sharp track will suit. However, as a four-year-old, he gets all the allowances and shouldn't be far away. But COOL TOUCH ran Tiptoeaway to a length over this trip at Wetherby on his return from a lengthy absence. He's been given a few weeks to recover and can go one better here getting 5lb from Sublime Talent and My Brother Sylveste. Aviso and Get It On are out of form while the returning Oneforfun appears to have a bit to find at the weights.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Well in rear, blundered and rider lost iron briefly 3rd, never involved, 8th of 12, 20l behind Gus Macrae (9-12) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs.
My Brother Sylvest 6-1 (11-10) Led and clear first, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Alpine Breeze (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Aviso (GER) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 12, 48l behind Oscar Hill (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) sft.
Cool Touch (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Raced keenly, led and soon clear, hung left approaching 5th, reduced advantage approaching 3 out, ridden and headed last, kept on flat, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Tiptoeaway (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Get It On (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, effort 3 out, never on terms, weakened flat, 6th of 14, 22l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Onefourfun (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Raced freely, led, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3rd, hit 2 out, soon ridden, headed approachoing last, soon weakened, last of 4, well behind Ixora (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (4) gd in May.
Mentalist (FR) Evensfav (10-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd place run-in, no extra run-in, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Civil Unrest (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd.