FULL OV BEANS would have completed his hat-trick at Stratford last month had he not fallen at the last. He looks a lot more progressive than the penalised Daneva, who beat little of note at Hereford, and should gain compensation here if his confidence hasn't been affected. Petit Ecuyer has his first start since winning a modest Plumpton handicap in April and the remaining trio have no recent worthwhile form so are just as difficult to recommend.
Nosecond Chance (IRE) 9-4 (10-5) Chased leaders, slow 4th, weakened approaching next, last of 5, 19l behind Lucky Sunny (10-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct.
Morestead (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 10th, headed next, weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Venetian Lad (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 4-1 (11-6) In rear and keen, headway after 2 out, soon led, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Apr beating Catspan (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Daneva (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Led 2nd, clear last, easily, won at Hereford 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs beating Molko Jack (11-4) by 10l, 7 ran.
Full Ov Beans 3-1fav (10-5) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, led after 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Roc De Guye (10-5) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Rebel High (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Mistake 1st, tracked leader until 6th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 45l behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.