Tim Vaughan runs two in this but it looks like ex-chaser PIMENT D'ESTRUVAL is the stable pick with Richard Johnson on board. He was no match for a rejuvenated Sud Pacifique at Stratford last month but was a winner at that track in July and a repeat of the earlier effort would make him tough to beat in this company. Donnachas Chant was tailed off at Stratford last time while the fact that Stadium Of Light made his hurdling debut in a Cartmel seller suggests connections don't have high hopes for him this winter. Lillioftheballet was a long way behind when third at Perth but may be best of the rest.
Piment D'estruval (FR) 7-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 5th, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 25l behind Sud Pacifique (11-4) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked winner, mistake 2nd, hit and lost place 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Ahyaknowyerself (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Petsas Pleasure 33-1 (10-12) Behind, blundered badly and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Fleet Dawn (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden before last, soon led, headed last, one pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Zaplamation (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Yellow Duke (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, jumped right, led, clear briefly after 6th, virtually fell when unseated rider next, in a race won by Rajnagan (11-6) at Southwell 2m nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, outpaced from next, 3rd of 7, 33l behind Cadore (10-4) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
Sinnamara (IRE) 11-4 (10-7) With leading pair until mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Bollin Dolly (10-10) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Spade 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, took keen hold halfway, short lived effort on outside over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Shirataki (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec (flat).