NO LOOSE CHANGE has won three times over fences but has only had three starts over hurdles. He was placed in two of those runs against much better opposition than this and should have few problems opening his account over the smaller obstacles today. King Boru, fourth over this trip at Fontwell in May, could be the one for forecast-backers as Just Archie doesn't appear to be improving and Miss Mayfair likewise. Phantom Ranch won over 2m on the Flat a year ago but that's looking increasingly like a fluke.
Cute Court (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, not fluent 3rd or 6th, mistake 7th, weakened before 9th, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Benefit Of Youth (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Just Archie (USA) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 37l behind Breaking Bits (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
King Boru (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders and keen, lost place before 3 out, soon outpaced, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Jojabean (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
No Loose Change (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 14th, driven and lost place 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 26l behind Pantxoa (10-6) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
Pirans Car 100-1 (10-11) In rear, jumped right, well behind from 4th, fell 7th, in a race won by The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Worcester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Never going well, chased leading trio, reminders after 2nd and next, dropped to rear and struggling after 5th, continued tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind According To Trev (11-0) at Southwell 3m beg chase (4) gd in Aug.
Phantom Ranch 33-1 (8-10) Always in rear, reminders over 8f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 38l behind Weybridge Light (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Miss Mayfair (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Jumped slowly 1st, mid-division on outside, not fluent after, lost place 6th, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Wake Your Dreams (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Possibly Flora 33-1 (10-7) Jumped right, raced keenly in mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, outpaced next, weakened 2 out, 4th of 10, 44l behind As I Am (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.