Local handler James Moffatt is represented by runners who've performed consistently without getting their respective heads in front. The Steward, a little below par the last twice, is of considerable interest in a modest affair and Dagian, a three-time runner-up during the winter months last season is hard to assess having finished last of 17 returned to the track on the Flat last month. Richard Johnson is a good booking for Mistiroc who's been running fairly well on the level and has every chance if transferring that level to the jumping game. RUKWA has been in fair form over timber this season, probably still has more to offer and should be on the premises in a tricky contest.
Cryogenics (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hampered 1st, headway approaching last, shaken up and ran on well flat, never near to challenge, 5th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Lord Roccoco (10-9) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Glan Y Gors (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Moll Davis (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Moyaszov (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, weakened 3 out, 12th of 14, dist behind Weather Front (10-12) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in Nov.
My Fantasea (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, closer on outside 5th, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 21 1/4l behind Val Mome (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.
Rukwa (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Always prominent, led briefly approaching last, ridden and weakened flat, 4th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Lord Roccoco (10-9) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) gd in Jun.
The Steward (USA) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, rallied next, kept on into 3rd, never a threat, 3rd of 5, 15 3/4l behind Kaizer (10-10) at Perth 2m (4) gs in Jul.
Dagian (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 17, dist behind Where's Jeff (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Silver Character (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, behind from 3 out, 9th of 14, 34 3/4l behind Lord Roccoco (10-9) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Sunhill Lad (IRE) 80-1 (10-11) In rear, not fluent 1st, slow next, behind when hampered 4 out, 7th of 11, dist behind Mega Double (10-7) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Best Not Argue (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden after 4 out, no impression before next, 12th of 19, 29 1/2l behind Convara (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn Yielding in Jun.
Lope De Loop (IRE) 150-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 13 3/4l behind The Groove (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Jul.
Mistiroc 10-1 (9-9) With leader, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Infrastructure (9-9) at Chester 1m 3f hcp (3) gd in Jul.