Brousse En Feux is probably best watched until showing signs of a revival but Colditz has to go on the short-list having won at Cartmel before finishing second to Crystal Prince at Newton Abbot. Nesnaas could figure on his best form, while Zepnove should be capable of better over fences but we expect RUNSHAN to go close on his reappearance. The latter is approaching the veteran stage now but goes well fresh and is on a very decent mark here. The good to firm ground won't be a problem and the 11-year-old can beat some modest rivals.
Restart (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along approaching 3rd, never on terms, 6th of 13, 13l behind Sapphire Rouge (10-13) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Brousse En Feux (FR) 15-2 (11-5) Raced keenly, held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced after next, weakened last, tailed off, last of 7, 34l behind Painted Sky (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Runshan (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led until 13th, ridden 15th, outpaced 4 out, well held next, stayed on same pace approaching last, 4th of 7, 16l behind Choumakeur (11-5) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Mar.
Nesnaas (USA) 22-1 (11-7) Sometimes jumped left, led and bumped 2nd, headed before 10th, hampered 12th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 50l behind Crystal Prince (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Sir Bumble (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Crystal Prince (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Zepnove (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Led until approaching 8th, not fluent and weakened 3 out, 7th of 11, 34l behind Absolute Shambles (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Colditz (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) In touch, hit 10th, hampered 12th, ridden 4 out, every chance approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Crystal Prince (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Mad Professor (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up, last from 4th, struggling to keep up 7th, left remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 6, 45l behind Rock Me (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Aug.
Mr Ironman 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Springaway (10-3) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jul, 12 ran.