Pawn Star was let down by his jumping when chasing a hat-trick at Newton Abbot but could figure here if a little less wayward. The Wealerdealer has won six points and a hunter chase here so the switch back from hurdles should help but Schindler's Prince and Forever My Friend have a bit to prove at present and Houston Dynimo is on a long losing run, though thrown in on past form. On The Bridge is not without a chance but TOM NEARY has run four times here and has yet to finish out of the frame. He won on fast going over a shorter trip here in April and is only 2lb higher.
On The Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, tracked leaders 6th, outpaced 4 out, not fluent next, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Belmount (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Tom Neary (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Raced wide, chased leaders until lost place 10th, went left 13th (water), renewed effort 14th, in close 2nd when blundered and unseated rider 15th, at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (3) gf in May.
Pawn Star (IRE) 10-3 (11-3) Tended to jump right, mid-division, tracked leaders 14th, chased front pair after 4 out, went 2nd after next, soon ridden, no impression when mistake last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 7, 5 1/4l behind Belmount (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Prominent, not much room and lost a few places 3rd, struggling 12th, 6th of 9, dist behind Gowanauthat (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
The Wealerdealer (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway before 9th, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Winter Walk (11-4) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 22 3/4l behind Kilfinichen Bay (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Vincitore (FR) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 7th, headed before 14th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, dist behind Present Accepted (10-6) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Houston Dynimo (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Led, headed 4 out, outpaced next, soon ridden, kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Louis Phillipe (10-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Aug.