Irish raider OSCAR HILL will likely start a short price to follow up his recent win at Huntingdon. He's clear at the weights and beat similar types to this by 14 lengths last time. Dais Return is next best on today's terms and, though well beaten recently, he's dropping in class today. Take Of Shoc's was in good heart over fences earlier this year but his form has taken a nose-dive of late and while Parhelion could prove best of the remainder, the others are hard to fancy.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Made all, drew clear 2 out, very easy, canter, won at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) sft beating Kack Handed (10-8) by 14l, 12 ran.
Dais Return (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, mistakes, lost place 7th, rallied 9th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Mavalenta (11-1) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Avec Moi Ce Soir (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division on outer, chased leaders 6th, led narrowly 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 17l behind Red Twist (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '10.
Craignure (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Got flyer at start, jumped right, led and soon clear, headed and weakened 8th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Nataani (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Exiles Return (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Pulled hard, headway to mid-division 3rd, chased leading pair 5th, went right and hit 8th, soon beaten, tailed off and eased, went right and hit last, 9th of 10, well behind Giveitachance (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Holden Caulfield (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 4th, outpaced next, rallied 3 out, 4th when hit 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 17, 30l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Parhelion 11-2 (10-12) Towards rear, headway 6th, went 3rd before 2 out until soon weakened, 5th of 10, 44l behind Billy Merriott (10-9) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, led after 2nd until 3 out, chased leader until before 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 11th of 16, 37l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft.
Top Green (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along before 3rd, lost place next, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Windwood Lad (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Jul, 7 ran.