The Musical Guy was only beaten a length at Huntingdon last time when Honest John was fifth but has gone up a couple of pounds since and will probably find one too good again. Nodforms Violet and Lamboro Lad are both returning from an absence but have the form to figure if fully wound-up while Henry Hook was second off this mark at Huntingdon last month, but has disappointed in a couple of starts since. Be Definite isn't without a chance but this trip is the limit of his stamina and more interesting is CARRIGDHOUN. Maurice Barnes' grey won over 2m at Ayr last month but was successful over this trip over hurdles in Ireland and is nicely weighted here. Carlisle winner Bertie Milan should also go close if improving a little on his fourth at Wetherby.
Nodforms Violet (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, fell 10th, in a race won by Benny Be Good (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Tracked winner, challenging and 1 length down when fell 2 out, in a race won by Wellforth (11-12) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Aug, 3 ran.
The Musical Guy (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, not fluent 9th, headway when not fluent 12th, mistake 2 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Call It On (10-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Henry Hook (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, soon struggling, 6th of 8, 42l behind Velator (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Honest John 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, closed 11th, no extra 2 out, 5th of 9, 19l behind Call It On (10-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Carrigdhoun (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, joined from 9th, pressed from 4 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden, lost 2nd before last, rider lost irons run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind William Money (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Be Definite (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Took keen hold disputing 2nd, not fluent 8th, definite 2nd 9th until next, went 2nd again 13th, outpaced in 3rd when hit last, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Whispering Jack (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Exotic Man (FR) 10-3 (10-8) Tracked leaders on outer, led over 3 out, clear before 2 out, about 5 lengths up when fell last, in a race won by Bridlingtonbygones (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Wild Geese (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Oil Burner (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Fiddlers Reel 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Night In Milan (11-7) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, effort and every chance next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 4th of 8, 6l behind Dermatologiste (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.