Gordon Elliott and AP McCoy are fancied to complete a quick double here with ESPORAO. Judged on his comfortable win at Downpatrick last month, the five-year-old is still on an upward curve and gets 14lb from Tony Martin's Redera, though the latter's amateur rider reduces his burden by 7lb. He is also dropped in class after tackling a Galway handicap in July. Stags Leap could be interesting as he's been in decent form on the Flat lately but Jet Master needs to improve on his latest C&D third to figure in this.
Redera (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Never better than mid-division, 15th of 20, 16l behind Moon Dice (10-4) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Esporao (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Made all, clear before last, ridden and kept on well run-in, eased close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Aug beating Clouded Thoughts (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Brave Spartacus (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 22l behind Sivola De Sivola (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Cigalas 200-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, jumped slowly next, hit 5th, struggling soon after, 7th of 11, well behind Sounds Of Thunder (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Election Time (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and behind, some headway approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Move (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep '10 (flat).
Jet Master (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Prominent, kept on one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Undertheboardwalk (11-5) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Porridge 12-1 (10-5) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind Julia Too (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f 4yo nhf (6) hvy in Feb.
Stags Leap (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside 4 out, disputed 3rd and every chance when blundered next, soon outpaced, well held in 5th when mistake next, no extra, 7th of 10, 34l behind Mason Hindmarsh (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Tarwiyna (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led before 3rd, headed before 5 out, disputed before 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, soon no extra and weakened before last, 9th of 14, 31l behind Cool Article (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Without Equal 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, struggling over 7f out, soon lost touch, tailed off 2f out, last of 12, well behind Al Furat (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd (flat).