It's a long time since My Condor showed any worthwhile form and Another Trump hasn't done enough lately to suggest he's about to take advantage of a tumbling mark, though A P McCoy rides this course better than anyone. Pumboo, The Grey One and Dr Anubis all only found one too good last time while Guns Of Love won at Huntingdon in August. BENNYS QUEST was only fourth that day but had earlier had Robin Dickin's charge well behind over this C&D and has finished second at Newton Abbot since. Peter Carberry takes off 5lb again today and Andy Hobbs' nine-year-old can get the better of his old rival and land this.
True Blue (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Led, hit 3rd, headed approaching 10th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Eyre Apparent (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Aug, 4 ran.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leaders approaching 7th, went 2nd soon after, led 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, no chance with eased down winner, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Mibleu (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Another Trump (NZ) 25-1 (11-10) In touch, headway to track leaders approaching 6th, outpaced 3 out, plugging on in 5th when hit last, kept on to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 9l behind Geminus (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep.
Jawhary 16-1 (11-1) Prominent, led after 8th, 3 lengths ahead when mistake, stumbled and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Pumboo (FR) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, outpaced 8th, rallied approaching 2 out, went 2nd before last, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
The Grey One (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, in touch, closed 3rd, jumped right and went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Zepnove (9-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Dr Anubis (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Held up, jumped right 2nd, headway 5th, hit 8th, led and jumped right from 4 out, headed approaching last, edged left flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Mad Professor (9-9) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Guns of Love (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Mid-division, soon pulled hard, led before 2nd, hard ridden when strongly challenged approaching last, all out, held on gamely, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug beating Sheepclose (10-10) by hd, 8 ran.
My Condor (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Led until after 8th, no extra flat, 5th of 12, 8l behind Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Full Ov Beans 14-1 (9-7) Held up, hit 1st, mistake 3rd, headway when not fluent next, every chance 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Bennys Quest (11-6) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.