DINEUR has been raised 7lb since beating Skint by a length at Newton Abbot but the pair were clear of third Toubab, who looks held. Peter Bowen's charge is enjoying himself at present and can score again. De Faoithesdream may not have beaten much in a novices' handicap last time and has more on his plate here and Wester Ross is also up in grade. My Brother Sylvest and Sagredo are proving expensive to follow while Rhum will surely find this too sharp having won over 3m2f last season.
Toubab (FR) 5-2fav (11-7) Led, not fluent 6th, headed when not fluent 3 out (water), weakened before next, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Dineur (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf.
Dineur (FR) 5-2fav (10-12) In touch in mid-division, closed 8th, led when not fluent 3 out (water), hard pressed last, stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf beating Skint (10-5) by 1l, 7 ran.
De Faoithesdream (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed before next, chased leader, challenging when not fluent 8th, mistake next, led after 4 out, clear 2 out, held on, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Lauberhorn (10-8) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
My Brother Sylvest 15-8fav (10-12) Led, jumped right 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 11, 37l behind Roger Beantown (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Sagredo (USA) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, blundered next, not fluent 6th, mistake next, well beaten after 2 out, 6th of 7, well behind Ironical (10-6) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul.
Rhum (FR) 9-1 (11-8) Prominent, led 6th, headed after 9th, led after 13th, hit 5 out, soon headed, weakening when mistake 2 out, 4th of 12, 21l behind Monsieur Cadou (11-2) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Wester Ross (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven clear flat, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Maizy Missile (10-2) by 5l, 4 ran.