Paul Nicholls and AP McCoy make a formidable team and dual bumper winner Sin Bin will be fancied to make a winning handicap debut though he's looked as though quicker ground would suit on his two runs over timber. Father Shine easily landed a chase at Musselburgh and can race from a 5lb lower mark over hurdles though he doesn't win very often and PARC DES PRINCES looks a better option. Nicky Richards' charge rarely runs on ground this testing but there was plenty of give when he scored at Musselburgh and is only 3lb higher. Benmadigan also represents the yard but is 5lb higher than when successful last month so a bigger threat could be Royal Riviera, who was in excellent form during the summer.
Sin Bin (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 4 out, effort towards stands side rail next, chased winner and every chance last, ridden flat, kept on same apce, 2nd of 9, 2l behind The Romford Pele (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Kent Street (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mid-division, mistake 6th, blundered and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft, 8 ran.
Snake Charmer 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, slow 1st, lost place approaching 5th, tailed off from 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Grafite (10-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy.
Royal Riviera 8-1 (10-12) In touch, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 22l behind Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 6th of 7, 19l behind Captain Brown (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Talkin Thomas (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Held up behind, headway on inside 3 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden and outpaced, no impression before last, 6th of 17, 25l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.
Bocamix (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 16, 42l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Father Shine (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, headway on outside after 12th, challenged 3 out, ridden to lead next, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs beating William Money (11-10) by 7l, 5 ran.
Parc des Princes (USA) 20-1 (10-5) Behind, headway on inner before and hit 2 out, kept on to lead towards finish, driven out, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs beating Ubaltique (11-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Newdane Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Jumped right and not fluent, mid-division, hit 5th, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 10th of 16, 38l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Benmadigan (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, ouotpaced after 4 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 16l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Shivalric (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 39l behind Waltz Darling (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.