Mac Le Couteau only beat Prince Pippin by three-quarters-of-a-length over course and distance in August and there shouldn't be much between the pair again on today's slightly different terms. Goldie Horn is back over hurdles after unseating her rider over fences at Perth last month while Church Hall was third here in May but hasn't raced since. AUDACIOUS PLAN has been well beaten in his three races to date over timber but his third at Newbury in March came in better company and he starts off life in handicaps on a decent mark so gets the vote.
Church Hall (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) In touch, headway chasing leaders 4th (normal 4 out), went 2nd before omitted 3 out, every chance bypassing 3 out, ridden before omitted 2 out, dropped to 3rd after omitted 2 out, one pace bypassing omitted last, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Vinnie My Boy (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 66-1 (11-10) Prominent, ridden and lost place after 4 out, weakened before next, 16th of 17, well behind Mister Newby (11-9) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Goldie Horn 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd when blundered badly and unseated rider, in a race won by Robin's Command (11-5) at Perth 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep, 5 ran.
Audacious Plan (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, pushed along and close up 3 out, soon outpaced by front pair, no extra from after next, 3rd of 11, 29l behind My Wigwam Or Yours (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Grape Tree Flame 12-1 (11-6) Held up behind, blundered 5th, pushed along after 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 38l behind Kodicil (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Who Am I 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, jumped slowly 2nd, soon lost place, mistake 5th, behind after 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Jazz Man (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 17 ran.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Led to 5 out, led again 4 out, ridden and headed run-in, kep ton and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Mac Le Couteau (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place and ridden after 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Bernisdale (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Mac Le Couteau 4-1 (11-4) In rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, led run-in, driven out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug beating Prince Pippin (11-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.