A host of chances in a wide-open affair but unlike a number of these DOKTOR GLAZ remains unexposed over the larger obstacles, over which he ran his best race to date last time when a fair fourth behind Havana Jack at Kelso. He will surely improve as he gains further experience over fences and the application of a first-time visor could aid his chance too. Golden Investment has been placed in seven of his eight starts over fences and seems highly likely to make the places once again, whilst Cant Pay Wont Pay, stable companion of the selection, should go well for the Delahunt family after moving from Ireland. Inchcolm failed to fire on his comeback run but has claims at his best along with Sharney Sike.
Sharney Sike 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Never Up (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Golden Investment (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mostly jumped well, led, hit 15th, ridden and headed 3 out, no chance with easy winner next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Day Of Roses (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Doktor Glaz (FR) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced from 2 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 15, 8 1/2l behind Havana Jack (10-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Rough Justice (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Chased leaders to 10th, soon behind, no danger after, 5th of 9, 20l behind Sporting Boy (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Red Danaher (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort into 3rd 5 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 13, 35l behind Western Jo (11-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.
Cant Pay Wont Pay (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Prominent early before settling behind leaders, 3rd before 5 out, improved to dispute lead 2 out, soon ridden and headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, dropped to rear 7th, reminders next, struggling when pulled up 11th, at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Whatsthestoryman (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders 8th, outpaced from 6 out, 7th of 15, 28 1/2l behind Havana Jack (10-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Inchcolm (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Held up behind, bumped 3rd, reminders after 12th, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Major Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off 15th, unseated rider, at Hexham 3m hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Under The Red Sky (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) In touch, chased clear pair from 3rd, no impression, 3rd of 5, dist behind Big River (11-0) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gd in Oct.
Notonebuttwo (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway before 13th, in 5th before 2 out, went 3rd from last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Havana Jack (10-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Attention Please (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, dist behind Havana Jack (10-11) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Withoutdefavourite (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, never dangerous, 6th of 8, dist behind Irish Octave (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Kalastar (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, in 4th before last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Frank The Slink (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, headway 9th, pushed along before 13th, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Dotties Dilema (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Nov.