It would be no surprise to see Mr Burgees to go well, despite a lengthy absence. Mr Moss won a recent start here over 2m4f but his jumping will come under greater pressure in this. Clubs Are Trumps has never won off a mark this high but was more like his old self when only beaten a head at Market Rasen last month. LETBESO has his first run over fences since January but is back on a winning mark and has been going well over hurdles lately. He gets the nod with Newton Abbot third Kingscourt Native looking best of the rest.
Letbeso (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Led and disputed lead, not fluent 9th, every chance 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 7, 8l behind Skylander (11-5) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Minella Forfitness (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, not much room 1st, ridden after 3 out, some headway 2 out, no impression, 8th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Schindler's Prince (10-0) at Bangor 3m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Kingscourt Native (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led, reached for 7th, headed approaching 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd before the last, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 9 1/2l behind Tempestatefloresco (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f (3) gd in Aug.
Clubs Are Trumps (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd after 7th until before 2 out, rallied and 2nd again flat, carried slightly right and ran on close home, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind Trillerin Minella (10-11) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Mr Moss (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Tracked leaders, on outside, tended to jump right, ridden after 4 out, rallied and upsides 2 out, led between last 2, held on towards finish, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Sonneofpresenting (11-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Best Boy Barney (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Led 2nd, headed 10th, ridden 4 out, 3rd and no impression from 2 out, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Play The Ace (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Mr Burgees (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, ridden and in 3rd before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Skylander (11-8) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.