Ffos Las third Numbercruncher and The Rockies are proving difficult to win with while neither Derwen Pryde nor Gorgehous Liliege showed much on their respective reappearances at Ffos Las and Huntingdon. INAMALABALUSALOON hasn't been seen since justifying favouritism in a Cartmel handicap in July but the former pointer is relatively unexposed under Rules and Noel Glynn wouldn't have sent him over from County Clare if he didn't fancy his chances. The booking of crack amateur Derek O'Connor is another positive. Fidelor was having his first run over fences at Bangor four weeks ago and will know more today but the handicapper hasn't been over generous.
Fidelor (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, jumped left at times and not always fluent, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.
Numbercruncher (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked winner, ridden approaching 3 out, lost 2nd last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Bounds And Leaps (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
The Rockies (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, closed after 13th, shaken up and no impression 4 out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Sum Laff (11-1) at Ludlow 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd in Oct.
Inamalabalusaloon (IRE) 9-4fav (10-13) Held up in rear, steady headway on inside 12th, went 2nd after last (usual 2 out), driven to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Jul beating Antonius Caesar (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Witness That (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, weakened before 8th, 6th of 7, 47l behind Hazy Tom (11-1) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) sft.
Derwen Pryde 66-1 (10-9) Held up, struggling 8th, hit 9th, soon behind, 7th of 11, 32l behind Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft.
Gorgehous Lliege (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Always behind, slow 4th, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Elenika (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) sft.