Kusadasi has only made the frame once in nine previous starts over fences but made all over hurdles at Uttoxeter eight days ago under a well-judged ride from Tom Scudamore and front-running tactics are likely to be employed again in this. But winning pointer THE GOLDMEISTER probably has more scope and gets the nod receiving 4lb from the top weight - his yard has been in good form of late. Diamond Eclipse has had plenty of chances and has become frustrating so Stratford runner-up Mr Robinson looks the pick of the remainder, despite a 5lb higher mark.
Kusadasi (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Made all, clear 3 out, mistake last, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Bracken House (11-6) by 5l, 12 ran.
Diamond Eclipse (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) In rear, headway before 2 out, in 3rd and held when mistake last, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Chasers Chance (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
The Goldmeister (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Held up; went 2nd aft 3 out; wknd app last, 3rd of 10, 7l behind One Wish (12-0) at Cotswold Vale Farmers 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Five Out Of Five (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In rear, struggling when went badly right 8th, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Royal Chatelier (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Mut'ab (USA) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 8th, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 9, 16l behind Solitary Palm (10-0) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Spirit of Lake (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, led 2nd, not fluent 3rd, pressed 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Solitary Palm (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
For Sahkey Moony (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) lost plce 7; wl bhnd 14; to, 4th of 7, well behind Gallaflynn (12-0) at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun.
Mr Robinson (FR) 11-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, led 2 out, headed before last, every chance run-in, well held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Kilshanna (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, blundered 9th, pushed along before 4 out, soon outpaced, 7th of 13, 24l behind The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.