Al Co, Qulinton and Benbane Head filled the places behind I Have Dreamed in the Listed Summer Plate at Market Rasen last month. The former can come out top of that trio again while Gambo comes here off the back of a comfortable victory at Stratford and is 14lb better off than when only four lengths behind Al Co in a novice chase here in May. Lost Glory has an excellent strike rate and is just as effective over hurdles as fences. He's worth a try in this higher grade while Jim Culloty's Barel Of Laughs can't be ignored off a low weight and Moulin De La Croix will enjoy the ground. FAIR ALONG has a touch of class and was third in last year's Hennessy off a 7lb higher mark. He would take all the beating if anywhere near that form and has run well fresh in the past so gets the vote.
Qulinton (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, headed before 2 out, no extra from last, 3rd of 16, 8l behind I Have Dreamed (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Jul.
Al Co (FR) 5-1fav (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out,chased winner from last, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 16, shd behind I Have Dreamed (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Jul.
Fair Along (GER) 7-2 (11-9) Led into start, led until jumped slowly 1st, prominent, outpaced 16th, mistake 5 out, well held 3 out, 5th of 10, 45l behind Marufo (10-4) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Benbane Head (USA) 6-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 3rd, jumped right 4th, headed after 4 out, one pace before last, 4th of 16, 12l behind I Have Dreamed (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Jul.
Lost Glory (NZ) 5-2fav (11-8) Led or disputed lead until went on after 4 out, drew readily clear from 2 out, eased flat, won at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jul beating Charming Lad (11-6) by 8l, 7 ran.
Made In Time (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 2nd until 3rd, chased leader who went clear from 6th, closed 13th, led again 15th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 14l behind Fairoak Lad (11-4) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Gambo (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, went 2nd and challenged before last, ridden to lead when edged left flat, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jul beating Forty Five (11-5) by 5l, 5 ran.
Barel Of Laughs (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Rear of mid-division, fell 6 out, in a race won by Prince Of Milan (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (4yo+) gd in May, 18 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 11-2 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed before and blundered last, lost 2nd place run-in, one pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Premier Dane (11-4) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.