Aneyeforaneye needs further help from the handicapper while this is easily course specialist Scotch Warrior's toughest test to date as he's yet to win over 3m under Rules. Dark Energy finished behind Mike Smith's charge last time and is another who might struggle to last home but Rhum stays further, though has become disappointing. Raajih will probably find at least a couple too good off his new mark but Qaspal will be all the better for his comeback second at Stratford and More Equity has been winning easily at a lower level. The assessor appears to have taken a chance with QUITO DU TRESOR, who is now 8lb lower than his last winning mark. He appeared to stay when runner-up over course and distance in July and can reverse recent form with Scotch Warrior and Dark Energy on today's terms.
Aneyeforaneye (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 8th, mistake and lost place 10th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Paddy The Hare (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jul, 9 ran.
Scotch Warrior 5-2fav (10-5) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, soon every challenged, led before last, soon pressed, just held on, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating Sergeant Pink (10-7) by hd, 6 ran.
Dark Energy 10-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 9th, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Scotch Warrior (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 4-1 (10-11) Led, mistake 9th, headed before 2 out, weakened run-in, 4th of 6, 11l behind Scotch Warrior (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Wild Geese (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2 out, headed last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Acapulco Gold (11-7) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Raajih 4-1fav (11-1) A bit awkward 1st, soon chased leaders, 5th 2 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind The Book Thief (9-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Rhum (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Led, jumepd right, led before 2nd until 5th, led 10th, headed 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 4, 20l behind Fairwood Massini (11-2) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf.
Qaspal (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Held up in touch in last, not fluent 4th, mistake when effort 3 out, stayed on under pressue last, edged right and went 2nd flat, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Font (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Palos Conti (FR) 6-4fav (12-1) Held up in rear, slightly hampered 1st, hampered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Ocarina (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f hts chs (6) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
More Equity 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Green Bank (11-12) by 10l, 5 ran.