GROOMED, who ran well behind a subsequent winner over hurdles at Ffos Las when last seen, could be the value here against likely favourite Castlelawn. Lucinda Russell's ex-pointer is on a hat-trick after a couple of very easy wins from the front at Hexham but has gone up a further 12lb and is tackling better opposition today. Fred Bojangals looks to be on a downward spiral now while fellow veteran The Paddy Premium is likely to find a few of these too quick for him but Saddlers Deal and Sergeant Pink aren't without a chance on their best form.
Hidden Future (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Led early and jumped a bit left, 2nd 5 out, lost place from before 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 28l behind Johannisberger (10-9) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 6, 21l behind Stand Clear (10-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in May.
Groomed (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, stayed on to go 2nd before 2 out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Lord Grantham (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Castlelawn (IRE) 15-8fav (11-13) Made all, hit 6th, clear after 2 out, pushed out, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun beating Escardo (10-12) by 10l, 10 ran.
Saddlers Deal (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Scotch Warrior (10-10) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 13l behind Cruachan (10-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Jim Tango (FR) 28-1 (11-10) Prominent, mistake 6th, weakened after 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Schinken Otto (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.
The Paddy Premium (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led til hdd & outpcd app 3 out, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Narciso (11-0) at Border 3m ptp sft in May.