Torhousemuir finished a fair second at Plumpton after winning at Worcester and should be thereabouts again. Our Uncle Pat has placed the last twice but is still seeking a first victory. The Boola Bee found only a well-backed favourite too good on her reappearance at Perth and should strip fitter today but LOVE THE LEADER pops up at this level now and again and his latest fourth over timber at Worcester was his best run for some time so he could be worth a speculative wager in a modest finale.
Torhousemuir 7-2jfav (10-13) Held up towards rear, took closer order 7th, effort on outside after 3 out, went 2nd before next, every chance when hit and pecked last, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Noble Saffron (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Mauna Kea (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place 7th, beaten 5 out, pulled up next, at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
The Boola Bee (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Patiently ridden in rear, headway approaching 3 out, 2nd 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Katalystic (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Love The Leader (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway on outside after 9th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden approaching last, one pace, 4th of 14, 8l behind Damut I'm Out (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Watching Brief (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, last 12th, behind 14th, 5th of 11, dist behind Brigadier Bob (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Mr Satco (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Held up behind, headway after 5 out, effort on inside before 3 out, soon outpaced and beaten, weakened next, 4th of 8, 30l behind Midnight Magic (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (5) gf in Oct.
Our Uncle Pat (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along 13th, headway from 3 out, every chance flat, 3rd and no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Write It Down (11-7) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Anti Cool (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division, jumped left 4th, went 3rd next, 2nd briefly before not fluent 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Elkstone (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Summer Getaway (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, not always fluent, struggling 14th, pulled up before 2 out, at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Taaffes Castle (IRE) 5-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure on inside before 4 out, never reached leaders, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Noble Saffron (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (4) gf in Sep.