Schinken Otto can make the most of the weight that he receives from Figaro Du Rocher and East Tycoon to get back to winning ways. Schinken Otto has been a real money spinner since teaming up with Graham Lee, scoring three times in succession over fences this term. His winning run came to an end at Perth 16 days ago however, as a combination of very soft ground and a mark of 110 contributed to his downfall as he fell at the fourth. The fact that his trainer turns him out again here though, rather than giving him a rest, suggests that his winning spell is not over yet, and in receipt of weight from his main rivals, is worth chancing. Figaro Du Rocher will be all the better for his return to action at Worcester in August and will have conditions to suit, but he has always looked like one to take on in the past, while East Tycoon did not exactly cover himself in glory when tailed off over hurdles at Market Rasen in July, and has to race off topweight here. Your Advantage may be one to follow this term until he goes up the handicap, but for now, we are happy to side with Schinken Otto.
Figaro du Rocher (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Held up, effort 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Rooster's Reunion (10-8) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Aug.
Gone Too Far 12-1 (11-5) In touch, pushed along 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, 12th of 15, 28l behind Front Rank (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Schinken Otto (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Disputing 4th when fell at the 4th in race won by Nabir (9-7) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Sept, 10 ran.
Alfy Rich 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 47l behind Kerry's Blade (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Sept.
Your Advantage (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led approaching last, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m nov chs (E) gf beating College City (11-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Hollows Mill 13-2 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, every chance next, outpaced when not fluent last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Green Finger (10-5) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.
Little Flora 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders until weakened after 4 out, 7th of 9, 23l behind South Bronx (11-0) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in May.
East Tycoon (IRE) 6-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, lost pace 4 out, tailed off from next, 16th of 17, well behind Tycoon Hall (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Jul.