The market will be the best guide to the chances of Rebel Du Maquis and Mahogany Blaze, who return from lengthy lay-offs, while Quite The Man, Politeo and Kauto Relko have also been absent for a while. Bobowen has been kept busy over the summer, however, and rattled up a four-timer before finding Royale's Charter too strong over 2m1f at Worcester last month. The Disengager wasn't disgraced tried in this grade at Newton Abbot at the start of the month while course winner Rebel Dancer is open to plenty of improvement over fences and Comehomequietly is weighted to reverse last month's Ffos Las running with Idarah. QULINTON is back on a winning mark and can be forgiven his run over a longer trip on rain-softened ground at Ffos Las last time. He goes particularly well around here and can return to winning ways as the normally consistent Buck Mulligan seems to struggle to get home on this track.
Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no extra before 2 out, moderate 6th entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, 26l behind Blazing Tempo (10-4) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Jul '11.
Mahogany Blaze (FR) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, weakened 12th, poor 8th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Tatenen (11-3) at Ascot 2m 5f hcp chs (2) gs in Jan, 14 ran.
Idarah (USA) 28-1 (11-10) In rear, steady headway 3 out, went 4th 2 out, stayed on to 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Shoegazer (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) sft.
Qulinton (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on inside, driven along and weakened 15th, 7th of 9, 21l behind Barel Of Laughs (10-7) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Aug.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 5th, headed approaching last, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Idarah (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gs in Aug.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 10-1 (11-5) With leader until 3out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Glingerbank (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Aug, 9 ran.
The Disengager (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led at good pace, clear with 1 rival, reduced lead 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, rallying on inside when blundered last, weakened flat, lost 3rd post, not recover, 4th of 10, 7l behind Shoegazer (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f listed hcp chs (1) sft.
Nakajima Nate (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon well off pace in mid-division, ridden in poor 7th 6 out, soon no impression, 7th of 9, 42l behind Akinspirit (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Aug.
Buck Mulligan 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, one pace and not fluent last, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Premier Dane (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jul.
Rebel Dancer (FR) 15-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, pressed leader next, good jump to lead last, forged clear, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Kai Broon (11-5) by 8l, 8 ran.
Benbane Head (USA) 8-1 (11-5) Jumped right, chased leader, made most from 4th until driven and headed soon after 15th, weakened soon after 4 out, 5th of 9, 20l behind Barel Of Laughs (10-7) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) sft in Aug.
Bobowen (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Led, not fluent 8th, mistake 4 out, headed next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Royale's Charter (11-0) at Worcester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Aug.
Clouded Thoughts (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, closer from 8th, driven along approaching 3 out, no threat approaching straight, 9th of 13, 23l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
Quite The Man (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) In touch, headway before 7th, went 2nd before next, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in May beating Bhaltair (11-5) by 11l, 8 ran.
Politeo (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked winner until 4th, stayed handy, ridden and outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Wessex King (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Kauto Relko (FR) 9-4 (11-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway 7th, chased clear winner after 4 out until before 2 out, no impression, one pace, 3rd of 7, 42l behind Golden Call (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in May.