Maurice Barnes looks to have found a good opportunity for ATTYCRAN to finally get off the mark. The latter has gone close on more than one occasion this year including a narrow-margin defeat over track and trip and a conditional's 7lb allowance further helps his cause. Takaatuf has won over hurdles at this track and is having only his second start over fences while Sycho Fred won a chase at Southwell in July though he's failed to complete in a couple of subsequent starts. Peak Seasons could prove best of the remainder.
Attycran (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Close 5th, not fluent and went 3rd 7th, led 4 out, headed 3 out, lost 2nd approaching last, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 4l behind Duneen Point (11-11) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Takaatuf (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) In rear, left poor 4th and hampered 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 27l behind Toledo Gold (10-12) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jun.
Civil Unrest (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5th, soon given reminder, lost place 7th, effort after 10th, not fluent and one pace 4 out, no impression, 4th of 11, 23l behind The Nephew (12-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) In rear, ridden 13th, went 4th before 4 out, weakened after last, 4th of 7, 39l behind More Equity (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminders after 6th, blundered 8th, tailed off when mistake and pulled up after 12th, in a race won by Robobar (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Frith (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Not fluent 6th, in rear, well beaten 4 out, never any chance, 6th of 10, 30l behind Castlelawn (11-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.