CANICALLYOUBACK won at Worcester in July and improved again here nine days ago when running the useful Regulation to a length off level weights. He has a penalty to carry again but is race-fit, which is more than you can say about his likely market rivals. Abbreviate makes his hurdling debut and has his first start since April while Inchiquin All Star was last seen winning a Rathmorrisey point-to-point in March. Valseur Du Granval hasn't raced since December 2013 and Palermo Don may also need this.
Canicallyouback 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, strong challenge and hung left before last, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Regulation (11-5) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Sep.
Abbreviate (GER) 10-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 6f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, hung right, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Brave Richard (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m (6) gs in Apr.
Christmas Twenty (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up, ridden 5f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 18 1/2l behind Who You For (11-4) at Southwell 2m mdn (6) gs in Sep.
Inchiquin All Star (IRE) 4-6 (11-11) Ld disp, lft lf 8th, jnd 9th, went on 2out, row, won at Rathmorrissey 3m mdn gd in Mar beating Listen Here (12-2) by 25l, 4 ran.
Palermo Don 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 12f out, led 8f out, headed 6f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Red Six (10-10) at Haydock 2m (5) sft in Apr.
The Mythologist (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling when bad mistake 3 out, 7th of 11, dist behind Maputo (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gd in Sep.
Valseur Du Granval (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 13th of 16, 31 1/4l behind Wadswick Court (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Gentle Mel (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Alw rr, 10th frm 8th, mstk 4out & btn in fair 7th aftr 3out, bhnd when pu bef 2out, at Kinsale 3m gd in May.
Jazz Thyme (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Slowly away, in rear, headway 8th, chased leaders after 3 out, no impression from next, weakening when mistake last, 5th of 9, 20l behind Welcometothejungle (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gd in Aug.