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Jimmy Rabbitte beat Pink Eyed Pedro when scoring at Ffos Las in July and was placed over these hurdles earlier in the month. Lord In Red has been winning over fences and is 5lb higher after scoring at Newton Abbot while Tea Time Fred easily beat Wilberdragon over track and trip recently and has been raised 6lb. Hattaab won a maiden hurdle here last time but BALLYCROSS (NAP) showed a big improvement at Newton Abbot on his return from an absence having undergone wind surgery during the interim and it’s Paul George’s charge that gets the vote to go one better.
Ballycross 16-1 (11-7) Pressed leader, led 5th, headed next, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, still every chance last, held when not much room near finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ballon Onabudget (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Beneagles (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, driven after 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 6, 10 1/4l behind Midnight Request (10-2) at Southwell 3m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Jimmy Rabbitte (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Held up in touch, niggled along after 7th, chased winner 2 out, beaten when ridden flat, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Doubly Clever (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Sep.
Pink Eyed Pedro 9-2jfav (11-8) Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 1st, lost place 4th, headway 10th, left in lead 3 out, not fluent last, soon headed and stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Topofthecotswolds (11-5) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Aug.
More Buck’s (IRE) 20-1 (12-1) Mid-division, hampered 1st, slow next, effort 3 out, one pace before last, 5th of 12, 10l behind Topofthecotswolds (11-5) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Wilberdragon 12-1 (11-12) Led until 6th, led after 4 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Tea Time Fred (10-10) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Lord In Red (GER) 3-1 (11-9) Held up, not fluent 1st, not much room 5th, disputing 3rd 7th, went 2nd from 14th until before 3 out, rallied from 2 out, led last, held on, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Marble Moon (11-12) by hd, 6 ran.
Mighty Leader (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, struggling before 4 out, never involved, tailed off 2 out, 6th of 8, dist behind Glanvilles Guest (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Hattaab 13-8 (11-2) Chased leader, not fluent 8th, going well when slight lead 2 out, soon shaken up, ridden clear flat, ran on well, won at Worcester 2m 7f mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Jonnigraig (11-2) by 10l, 6 ran.
Tea Time Fred 11-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Wilberdragon (11-12) by 7l, 5 ran.