Modest selling fare with Callhimwhatyouwant another possible for the Newland team but he didn't find too much last time behind Belle De Fontenay although this longer trip could be in his favour. He's certainly shortlisted, as is Lauberhorn, usually thereabouts in this grade. Neverownup was better last time behind Jigsaw Financial in handicap company and could get involved whilst Run Along Boy hasn't been seen over timber for 10 starts so is hard to evaluate. LOOSE PREFORMER hasn't gone on since landing a Wetherby novice hurdle in May and actually looks to have regressed. However, he's still been running well enough to suggest a contest such as this is within his capabilities. A market check on Illysantachristina on debut for Rebecca Curtis with the champion jockey aboard is essential and support could alter the complexion of this event.
Lauberhorn 9-1 (11-5) Held up, headway 3 out, stayed on flat, closing on 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 7l behind Bay Central (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Led, pushed along and pressed before 2 out, driven and headed before last, stayed on same pace and tried to rally flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Raktiman (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov sell hdl (5) gd.
Boomtown Kat 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 17, 35l behind Green Lightning (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Callhimwhatyouwant (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 3 out, chased winner 2 out until last, one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-10) at Southwell 2m sell hdl (5) sft.
Hassadin 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 7th, well beaten 9th, 10th of 12, well behind High Ville (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Neverownup (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Run Along Boy 14-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, pushed along 10th, ridden after 12th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Adrenalin Flight (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 10 ran.
First Spirit 100-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 3rd, well beaten 6th, 8th of 13, 37l behind Just Cloudy (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Illysantachristina 11-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened 3 out, 7th of 11, 42l behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.