This won't take much winning so we'll take a chance that AMIRLI fares better over hurdles second time around. Alistair Whillans' gelding has been in very good form in staying races on the Flat at Musselburgh recently and looks a reformed character. Larkhall has only run once over hurdles so far but has won off a higher mark over fences. Vic's Last Stand tries a new trip but is gradually improving and Magnolia Ridge couldn't be discounted if on a going day.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Always behind, 6th of 10, 12l behind Crazy Train (10-9) at Stratford 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Theatre Act 25-1 (11-2) In touch on inside, hit 8th, soon lost place, struggling before 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened last (usual 2 out), tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Maggie Blue (11-10) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
Vic's Last Stand (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, mistake 3 out, headway before next, 2nd after last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3 3/4l behind Ablazing (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Hubal (POL) 66-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out until before next, soon weakened, 8th of 10, dist behind Ruaraidh Hugh (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Amirli (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Stoneham (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Only A Tipple 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st or 5th, soon ridden, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 25l behind Washed Ashore (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Sonic Rainbow (GR) 12-1 (10-2) Mid-division, 8th halfway, pushed along after 3 out and soon no extra, eased before 2 out, 12th of 14, dist behind Lily Yeats (11-8) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
That Man Of Mine (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, in rear when mistake 4 out, soon pulled up, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Solway Trigger 8-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, headway before last, soon ridden, one pace, 6th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Darsi Dancer (11-4) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Larkhall 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge after 3 out, led narrowly next, headed between last 2, mistake last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Mr Moss (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Diamond Gesture (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 32l behind Double Accord (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Aregra (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, left well behind from 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 12th, at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.