There wasn't much market confidence in Douglas at Fontwell last week but he stayed on dourly over this trip to score and could defy a penalty in this grade. But PYJAMA GAME also stays well, as he proved over track and trip in May. With stamina to the fore again here, Rose Dobbin's charge can come out on top as jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stable companion Sierra Victor. Cilliseal would have a chance if fully wound-up but Solway Dornal invariably finds at least one too good and is a couple of pounds out of the handicap.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear and in touch pushed along and weakened before 15th, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Green Bank (11-8) at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Cilliseal (IRE) 11-2fav (11-9) Towards rear, headway before 5 out, went 4th before last, kept on and no impression, 4th of 14, 32l behind Matmata de Tendron (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Sierra Victor (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, led 4th until mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by More Equity (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Douglas 12-1 (11-6) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, led 12th, clear 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug beating Princely Hero (11-12) by 12l, 7 ran.
Solway Dornal 11-4 (9-13) Tracked winner, ridden 2 out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Alderbrook Lad (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.