ROLLING MAUL clearly found 2m5f too short at Fakenham last time. He's beaten the potentially-useful Aqalim by 15 lengths on his chasing bow over 3m at Bangor and this even longer trip should suit. Off level weights, he makes more appeal than Jimmy The Jetplane, who is proving hard to win with. Hexham winner Tickenwolf has been placed over 3m but this may stretch his stamina. Court Dismissed won over 3m1f at Catterick in the spring, however, though is more exposed than his rivals and Western Jo may need to drop another couple of pounds.
Jimmy The Jetplane (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, 3 lengths clear and looked winner flat, headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Battle Of Shiloh (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Tickenwolf (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, driven and one pace before last, soon ridden, rallied and every chance final 75 yards, led final strides, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep beating Nefyn Bay (10-10) by hd, 4 ran.
Western Jo (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, reminders 2nd, ridden 4 out, one pace from next, 4th of 6, 16l behind Royalraise (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f (4) gd in Jun.
Court Dismissed (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Chased winner, ridden after 3 out, unable to get on terms, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Germany Calling (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Rolling Maul (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, slow 2nd, mistake and dropped to last next, ridden 3 out, outpaced next, rallied to chase winner approaching last, switched left and short lived effort flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Its'afreebee (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 5f (3) gd in Oct.