Dom Lukka may be having a confidence-booster having fallen over fences here in July. Handsome Buddy is another who's been chasing lately but Mist The Boat was only beaten a head over hurdles at Bangor two weeks ago and may be improving while top weight Corsa Palladio has fallen to a fair mark and showed a bit more at Uttoxeter last time. BURNS NIGHT has his stamina to prove but won under a big weight over 2m3f at Stratford last month and was third on the Flat at Musselburgh 11 days ago. Adam Nicol's claim will help his cause and Philip Kirby's charge can score again.
Corso Palladio (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along before 8th and outpaced, headway before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Award Winner (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Go On Arch (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Jumped poorly, chased leaders until 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 11, 45l behind Shalamiyr (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Dom Lukka (FR) 6-4fav (11-8) In touch, fell 1st, in a race won by Baily Storm (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Jul, 8 ran.
Dbanks (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in touch in rear, closed 13th, went 3rd after next until weakened from 4 out, 4th of 6, well behind Faultless Feelings (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (4) gd.
Burns Night 4-5fav (10-10) Held up, headway after 6th, challenged last, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug beating Taroum (12-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mist The Boat 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway after 6th, went close 2nd when mistake 2 out, soon driven and strong challenge, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Tribal Dance (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Handsome Buddy (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) In rear, mistake 3rd, ridden after 5th, some headway after 10th, blundered and weakened 3 out, 8th of 11, 38l behind Rudigreen (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Whatsabillion (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, not clear run on inside before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on flat, never nearer, 6th of 14, 12l behind Sovereign Spirit (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Artic Night (FR) 10-1 (11-7) In rear, headway before 8th, close 3rd 3 out, 4th and beaten when mistake 2 out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Fitobust (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
No Regrets (FR) Nononito gelding out of Betty Royale.
Painted Sky 66-1 (10-13) Always behind, tailed off 6th, 10th of 12, well behind Executive's Hall (10-6) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Une Des Bieffes (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Held up, always towards rear, 10th of 15, 47l behind Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 25-1 (10-1) Not fluent, led until before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 45l behind Mia's Anthem (10-4) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Edgevine 25-1 (10-1) Towards rear, pushed along after 3rd, behind after 9th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Dancing Daffodil (10-5) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.