Sagredo continues to disappoint and Nez Rouge also let supporters down last time, though may do better back over fences. Mister Grez won a claimer at Auteuil in the spring but makes his UK debut off a high enough mark while Moulin de La Croix lost her way last season. BENDANT's jumping is far from foot-perfect but this is his favourite course and he should go close with a clear round. Dontpaytheferryman won't fail through lack of fitness and has been placed in three of his five chase starts so could have each-way claims while Material Boy is another who won't be far away if reproducing his best.
Sagredo (USA) 5-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, headway approaching 4 out, shaken up after 3 out, soon beaten, last of 6, 14l behind Spock (10-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Sep.
Nez Rouge (FR) 12-1 (10-11) In touch until after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 9th of 11, 43l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Mister Grez (FR) (11-2) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f clm chs sft in Apr beating Under (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden before 12th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Red Anchor (9-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Ring Bo Ree (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 10th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Strobe (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep, 10 ran.
Bendant 17-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, hit 2nd, fell 4th, in a race won by Dolatulo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 25-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, 4th and beaten 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 23l behind Ivor's King (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) gs in Sep.
Material Boy 5-1fav (11-1) Led until approaching 3rd, led 5th, mistake 8th, reminder 9th, headed 15th, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 10, 20l behind The Clyda Rover (10-1) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Taffy Thomas 9-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 10th, headway to go 4th 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind La Pantera Rosa (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep '12.