An ordinary opener where we'll take TREVIAN to improve enough to score from Film Festival. The Tim Vaughan-trained selection was just edged out in a Southwell maiden hurdle last month and is fit and well from a summer campaign on the level. Fast ground suits the gelding and he can see out this trip and break his maiden tag. Film Festival has already enjoyed success in this sphere, and over course and distance, so there are ticks in the right sort of boxes for him. Fast ground suits, but he was anchored from this mark when last tried over hurdles and he is no good thing. Bedizen won a Stratford seller a couple of months back but went up a stone before being turned over at Bangor and looks in the grip of the assessor. Gamma Velorum will also have confidence after winning a seller but in truth this is not a huge amount tougher, so he could again go close. Black Mogul has not won in 22 attempts on the level or over jumps but comes from a yard that does well here, so he is respected, but for today we'll take a chance on Trevian. (Jonathan Doidge)
Bedizen 9-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, raced keenly, headway approaching 4th, chased winner 3 out, close 2nd when hit 2 out, soon ridden, weakened flat, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Calgary Jock (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Film Festival (USA) 15-2 (11-6) Disputed lead, headed approaching 5th, not fluent 7th, ridden 10th, beaten 2 out, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Hypnotic Vibes (10-7) at Southwell 2m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Aug.
Black Mogul 5-1 (10-9) In touch, chased winner 4 out, ridden and outpaced when hit 2 out, kept on same pace flat, no impression, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Thats Confidential (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Deadline (UAE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, lost pace 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 36l behind Breaking Storm (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug.
Dukeofchesterwood 50-1 (11-0) Behind, ridden and kept on from last, never nearer, 5th of 10, 12l behind Laureldean Melody (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug.
Gamma Velorum (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Always prominent, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, led between last 2, ridden and kept flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f cnd sll hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Patsy Bee (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Harts In Mo Shun (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Keen, headway 3f out, kept on, 5th of 8, 4l behind Blue Eyed Eloise (8-13) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Jan (Flat).
Lewis Lloyd (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened 4th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Mister Pete (10-12) at Kelso 2m nov sll hdl (5) gd in Nov, 15 ran.
To Make Tracks (FR) 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, struggling 2 out, virtually pulled up flat, last of 11, well behind Tot O'Whiskey (11-5) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Trevian 10-3 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner approaching last, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Sky Calling (10-7) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Miss Setanta (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 6th 4 out, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 4th of 11, 37l behind Finisk Rose (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m mrs mdn hdl sft in Aug.