Prince Du Seuil held on by only a neck when beating the re-opposing Flaming Gorge at Plumpton and there should be more to come from him over fences. There's little between that pair here and the latter should be none the worse for being brought down at the first on his latest start. Mister Wiseman bids for a hat-trick after a couple of victories at Uttoxeter but is upped in class off an 8lb higher mark, while recent Exeter runner-up Betabob may need faster ground to show his best. BABE HEFFRON went very close over 2m at Perth when last seen in May, but as this longer trip and heavy going are no problem, Lisa Day's chaser gets the nod having scored at Lingfield off the back of a seven month absence in January.
Shoreacres (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Raced wide in mid-division, lost place and towards rear 6th, struggling in 6th 5 out, some headway next, plugging on when left modest 5th 2 out, 5th of 11, 19l behind Fistral Beach (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
Prince du Seuil (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Took keen hold in rear, hit 1st, headway approaching 10th, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, led last, held on, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov beating Flaming Gorge (11-9) by nk, 6 ran.
Noble Crusader (USA) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, mistake 4th, lost 2nd after 4 out, weakened last, 5th of 8, 16l behind Moon Over Miami (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Plein Pouvoir (FR) 50-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 11th, blundered next, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fortification (11-3) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 15 ran.
Flaming Gorge (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Fell 1st, in a race won by Bless The Wings (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov, 15 ran.
Betabob (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, hit 1st, headway bypassing ommited 4 out, stayed on to 2nd approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Renard (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Mister Wiseman 6-1 (11-11) Made all, ridden and pressed from 2 out, kept on gamely run-in, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov beating Present To You (11-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Take It There 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, with winner when reminder 6th, lost 2nd 4 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Down The Stretch (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Babe Heffron (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Led, jumped big 1st, mistake 6th, headed 2 out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Cabbyl Doo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Roi De Rose (FR) 3-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 7, 9l behind Gansey (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.
Accordintolawrence (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Held up in touch on outer, pushed along and lost place before 9th, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Quicuyo (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Nov, 9 ran.
Fishoutofwater (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Always in rear, not fluent 1st, behind 3rd, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Moon Over Miami (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Oscar Gogo (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced from 5 out, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Renard (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Double The Trouble 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leader from 2nd, mistake 8th, ridden in 3rd after 11th, mistake 4 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Restezen D'armor (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Led until 1st, chased leader until 5th, slightly lost place and ridden along 9th, driven after next, headway to lead approaching 11th until next, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Magot De Grugy (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.