Minella For Party ran out of steam at Towcester on his return from a lay-off and faded back into fourth. Better is expected here, but ROCKCHASEBULLETT may prove too good. The latter was having only his second start over fences when scoring easily over track and trip a fortnight ago and is fancied to follow-up despite a hike in the weights. Tony Dinozzo has plenty to find with the selection but Southwell third Scampi Boy could figure on his return to action. Sonofagun has been running well over hurdles and makes his chasing debut along with No Duffer.
Alpancho 25-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 1st or 2nd, headway 13th, lost place 4 out, last of 6, 46l behind De La Bech (10-12) at Exeter 3m nov chs 0-125 (4) gd in Mar.
Minella For Party (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 3 out, ridden before next, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 12l behind Arkaim (11-0) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Rockchasebullett (IRE) 17-2 (10-6) Made all, mistakes 7th and 3 out, clear from 2 out, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs beating The Potting Shed (11-5) by 10l, 8 ran.
No Duffer 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, driven 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 16, 25l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
Scampi Boy (IRE) 7-4fav (11-3) Jumped left, led, headed before blundered 10th, chased leader, led again 11th, ridden and headed 3 out, held when pecked next, weakened to 3rd approaching last, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Prolinx (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Omaruru (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Held up in touch, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Kealigolane (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar '12.
King Massini (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place before 5th, under pressure after next, rallied 2 out, stayed on to go 3rd after 2 out, not fluent last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Sir Lynx (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no impression after 2 out, 6th of 16, 24l behind Green Thirty Two (10-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jul.
Sonofagun (FR) 6-4fav (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8th, led after 2 out, headed before last, soon switched right, no extra flat, 4th of 7, 9l behind Ironical (10-6) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Malibu Sun 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, ridden before next, no impression before 2 out, 10th of 17, 39l behind Bobowen (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul '12.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Prominent, mistake 1st, blundered next, every chance 3 out, ridden and beaten before next, 5th of 8, 15l behind Rockchasebullett (10-6) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Louis Phillipe (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 29l behind Lord Grantham (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) In touch, not fluent 1st, headway after 6th, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 9, 23l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gf in Oct.