DE BOITRON is not one to trust with the stable yet to fire but his weight-for-age allowance makes him an attractive proposition against some moderate and exposed rivals. A two-time winner over in France, the selection comes here on the back of a moderate eighth of eleven at Uttoxeter. Dropped 3lbs for that run and likely to glean significant fitness from the outing, he must be of interest here if the market speaks in his favour. Justwhateverulike racked up a hat-trick earlier in the year but he signed off in June with a lacklustre run and his reappearance at Sedgefield was little better; the handicapper may have his measure. Cash Man is yet to win in six starts over fences over a variety of trip and this fair hurdler may appreciate a return to that sphere, whilst Wot Way Chief has been off the track for 14 months but cannot be ruled out on his chasing debut for a yard in form. The market could play a part here but it is De Boitron who is the pick.
Cash Man (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, in touch when unseated rider 5 out in race won by Tell Henry (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf, 9 ran.
Wot Way Chief 7-1 (10-11) Held up, headway approaching 5th, every chance approaching 2 out, one pace, 4th of 11, 3l behind Scots Grey (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Sept '07.
Moor Spirit 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, headway 9th, close 3rd 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Gaelic Flight (10-1) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Orang Outan (FR) 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression, 8th of 15, 35l behind Nodform William (11-8) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Justwhateverulike (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway halfway, left 3rd when hampered 4 out, ridden and kept on same pace 2 out, lost 3rd flat, no impression, 4th of 10, 22l behind Blast The Past (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
De Boitron (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, good headway 11th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Artipreuil (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
More Like It (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, no extra from 13th and pulled up 5 out in race won by What Odds (10-8) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gs in Mar, 19 ran.
Stormy Beech 66-1 (11-1) Always behind, 13th of 18, 50l behind Hall of Flame (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.