Figaro is fit from the Flat, but has hardly been distinguishing himself in that sphere. It's more than two years since Victor Leudorum last won over timber while Overclear hasn't run over the smaller obstacles since 2010. SUR LA MER has quickly found his feet since joining Dan Skelton and beat a decent field at Stratford last month. He probably has the scope to defy a 4lb higher mark here. Rockmount River has been placed in a couple of novice events and is another with the potential to do better and he's preferred to the four-year-old Halling's Wish on this occasion.
Figaro 6-1 (10-9) Held up, not fluent 3 out, headway on outside soon after, led before 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Franciscan (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 1f amt hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, lost place 8th, switched right after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, no impression, 4th of 9, 9l behind Princely Player (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Overclear 11-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd, headed next, pushed along before 6th, ridden approaching 9th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 38l behind Buck Mulligan (11-3) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Sur La Mer (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 7th, ridden approaching last, stayed on, led close home, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul beating My Lad Percy (11-9) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Barton Stacey (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Led, hit 3rd, mistake next, soon headed, weakened before 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Catching On (11-11) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May, 8 ran.
Halling's Wish 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, switched left and mistake 2 out, 3rd and beaten after last, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Hawk High (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Rockmount River (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leader until after 2nd, one pace and no impression from 2 out, went 2nd again last, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Laser Blazer (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Bangkok Pete (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up behind, pushed along 5 out, led 3 out, headed last, regained lead run-in, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind On The Record (11-11) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Minella Special (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased winner until approaching 2 out, no extra, 7th of 8, 30l behind Cinevator (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Friendly Society (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, driven after 7th, weakend after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Midnight Oscar (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jul.
The Kings Assassin (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) With leader, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 50l behind Cash For Steel (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.