Lough Coi won over track and trip at the start of the month but is 6lb higher now and didn't reproduce that effort at Newton Abbot last time. Favoured Nation has two ways of running and may need this while Present To You isn't one to rely on either. Sadler's Star is another returning from a break but did finish a long way ahead of Baily Storm at Kempton in October. MARKET OPTION only won by a head at Uttoxeter at the start of the month and has been raised 8lb. But that was only his third start over the larger obstacles and, as he has more scope than Ballyvoneen, Venetia Williams' gelding gets the nod to follow up.
Favoured Nation (IRE) 11-8fav (11-10) Held up in rear of quintet, headway 5 out, challenging when fell next, in a race won by Fairwood Massini (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
Baily Storm (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, in rear and struglling 10th, blundered 12th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Firm Order (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Present To You (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Led, headed 8th, led before 11th, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 10, 8l behind The Musical Guy (11-11) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Market Option (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 4 out, pressed from 2 out, not fluent last, driven out, held on, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Calusa Star (10-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Sadler's Star (GER) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 14th, no extra entering straight, kept on pressing for modest 4th, 5th of 11, 17l behind Firm Order (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Lough Coi (IRE) 5-2fav (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and not fluent 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 22l behind Ball Hopper (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) In touch, tracked leaders halfway, effort 3 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind West Cork Flash (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.