This is a very modest finale and none of these would look out of place in a seller. That includes top weight Leopards Hills, who only beat one home when third on his last hurdles run at Towcester in June and has been well beaten on the Flat since. CATAWOLLOW is as unreliable as the rest but Alexander Voy prefers her to stablemate Pobs Trophy and she'd have a decent chance if able to reproduce the form of her second in a Doncaster claimer in March following a break. She gets a nominal vote though Ryan Mahon's mount Rita Speak could also go close.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, left 2nd when slightly hampered 4th, ridden in 3rd approaching 3 out, no impression from next, 3rd of 4, 18l behind True Blue (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Takaatuf (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Led, pecked 1st, not fluent 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened from next, 8th of 13, 33l behind Anna's Arch (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Kathlatino 50-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, weakened 5th, 5th of 11, 27l behind Overpriced (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Catawollow 33-1 (10-7) In touch, not much room 4th, lost place after 3 out, rallied 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 13, 10l behind Diamond's Return (10-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Rita Speak 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, 5th of 10, well behind Ivor's King (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Minkie Moon (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, mistakes, well beaten after 6th, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Don't Panic (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Shaker Style (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 4th of 8, well behind Rupestrian (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gf in Jun '09.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased clear leader, moderate 5th halfway, closer 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 9th of 16, 39l behind Shamiran (11-6) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov '10.
Quite Sparky 15-2 (9-9) Led until 2nd, led next, headed when mistake 6th, 3rd and beaten 2 out, blundered when left 2nd and hampered last, lost 2 places flat, 4th of 8, 20l behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Pobs Trophy 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Napoletano (ITY) 40-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in last, not fluent 4th, headway when mistake 8th, not fluent and ridden 3 out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 49l behind Gulf Punch (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Aug '11.
Simplified 150-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Oscar Hill (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.