The longer trip and 8lb rise are both a worry for recent course winner BRASS MONKEY but he may just have a bit more scope than the majority of these so is taken to complete the double. Vinnie My Boy only found Man Of Leisure too good over course and distance last month and looks the main danger as Market Rasen third Torran Sound may still be a few pounds too high. The Fox's Decree is trying to win over hurdles at the 36th attempt but Adios Alonso will be thereabouts with a clear round and Copper Carroll is still at the right end of the handicap.
Nez Rouge (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Led, headed 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Man Of Leisure (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Moorlands Jack 4-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 1st, mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Dorset Naga (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 9 ran.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, mid-division, not much room 1st, headway after 2nd, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Man Of Leisure (11-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
The Fox's Decree 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 3rd after 3 out, not fluent and pecked next, one pace last, 3rd of 18, 8l behind Prince Pippin (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Torran Sound 9-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 7th, blundered 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace next, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Goldan Jess (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Chased leaders to 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 36l behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 8th, pushed along next weakened from 3 out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Halucha (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led, blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Man Of Leisure (11-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Played Away 150-1 (11-0) Held up, always behind, 10th of 12, well behind Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Prominent, led 3 out, clear last, held on, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun beating Burns Night (10-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Bollywood (IRE) 9-2fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, blundered 2nd, headway approaching 13th, mistake 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led flat, stayed on well, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May '11 beating Tinalliat (9-11) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Best Excuse 25-1 (11-0) Led, wandered into the hurdles, clear until 5th, headed 3 out, soon beaten, last of 8, 20l behind Roc De Prince (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Sharlene's Quest (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway before 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Vinnie's Girl (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Chased leader after 1st until 3rd, in touch, no impression 2 out, weakended before last, 4th of 7, 22l behind Storm To Pass (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Copper Carroll (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, headed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, lost 2nd before last, kept on, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Mon Reve 25-1 (10-10) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Western Kate (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 16 ran.