This may be a bit more competitive than first appears. Burrows Lane is probably the form pick on his second over course and distance two weeks ago and that was his first run for Charlie Longsdon. Royal Plaza is looking exposed but the same can't be said of winning pointer Cuirassier Dempire and PICKAMIX. Charlie Mann's grey bolted up ahead of a previous winner in a Market Rasen bumper in June and, being a half-brother to chaser Donapollo, should find the transition to hurdles an easy one. Late Romantic hinted at ability on his debut under Rules at Cartmel in May and looks best of the rest.
Allthedollars (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Led to 3rd, tracked leaders, reminders 8th and 9th, son behind, pulled up before 12th, at Sedgefield 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Bored Or Bad (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, behind from 7th, 6th of 10, 32 1/4l behind Some Are Lucky (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Burrows Lane (FR) 9-4jfav (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway before 7th, 2nd 3 out, driven and edged left before landing awkwardly last, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Templehills (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Cuirassier Dempire (FR) 4-1 (10-7) Led til hdd aft 1; led 11; clr 2 out; comf, won at Cold Harbour 2m 4f mdn gd in May beating Norman Crow (10-7) by 5l, 15 ran.
Late Romantic (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders to 2 out, soon ridden, no impression after, 5th of 8, 7l behind Kilronan Castle (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f (4) gd in May.
Paul (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 11, dist behind Savoy Court (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m (6) gs in Mar.
Pickamix 6-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 3f out, soon clear, ran on strongly, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f (6) gd in Jun beating Mr Monochrome (11-9) by 9l, 9 ran.
Royal Plaza 3-1fav (11-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, smooth headway 3 out, soon tracked winner, ridden and not quicken between last 2, well held in 4th from last, 4th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Nautical Nitwit (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug.