Cengiz is a long-standing maiden while former pointer Another Puzzle has finished last in both starts under Rules. Sahrati has won on the Flat and over hurdles, however, including twice around here. But his recent efforts have been far from inspiring so preference is for HELPSTON, who has been up against more experienced rivals in his two starts over fences but has jumped well in both, despite looking a little quirky. Downward Spiral won a maiden hurdle at Towcester around this time last year and was second on his debut over the larger obstacles at Sedgefield four days ago but may have to settle for a place again here.
Another Puzzle 40-1 (10-12) Chased leading pair, outpaced 11th, struggling and no chance after, lost modest 3rd towards finish, tailed off, last of 4, 34l behind Rebel Du Maquis (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gf in Apr.
Cengiz (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Jumped left, raced in 3rd and last, struggling and lost touch 8th, continued tailed off, last of 3, well behind Qozak (11-12) at Taunton 2m 7f nov chs (4) fm in Apr.
Downward Spiral (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased 5 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 7, 23l behind Rupin (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf.
Helpston 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, niggled along after 7th and again when chasing winner 11th, ridden after 4 out, no impression before next, one pace, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Dover's Hill (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Sahrati 100-1 (10-13) Mistake 4th, always in rear, tailed off, 18th of 23, well behind Sir Des Champs (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar.