French Canadian has been in excellent form between the flags this term and only found favourite Current Exchange too strong on his debut under Rules at Market Rasen earlier this month. The seven-year-old has to go on the short-list but meets another in-form rival in ROBIN WILL, who is just preferred. The eight-year-old has the experienced Josh Guerriero in the saddle and bounded clear at Buckfastleigh nine days ago in the style of an improver. Tirob has some ability and could snatch a place as Schindler's Prince was pulled up on his reappearance and has more on his plate here. The Magherally Man has won three times in point-to-points but hasn't raced since last March.
Cluthe Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) (tt) a bhnd; to & pu last, in a race won by Sagalyrique (11-7) at Horseheath 3m ptp gd, 10 ran.
French Canadian (FR) 11-8fav (11-11) Held up in touch in main group, mistake 10th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and every chance 3 out, no impression final 150 yards, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Current Exchange (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft.
Gypsy Mark 10-1 (12-0) (tt) in tch; chall 2 out; wknd flat, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Nipper John (12-0) at Horseheath 3m ptp gd.
Niver Bai (FR) 80-1 (11-10) In touch, lost place 8th, struggling after, tailed off, 6th of 16, 47l behind Rumbury Grey (11-10) at Stratford 3m 4f nov hts chs (2) gd in Jun.
Robin Will (FR) 9-4 (12-0) (hd) held up & bhnd; stdy prog 3 out; led last; drew clr flat, won at Buckfastleigh 3m ptp sft beating Ladfromhighworth (12-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Cottage Oak (12-7) at Point-to-Point Owners & Riders 3m ptp gs in Dec, 16 ran.
Sea Robber (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, weakened before 4 out, pluggled on from next, never dangerous, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 28l behind Special Portrait (12-1) at Carlisle 3m hts chs (6) sft in Mar.
The Magherally Man (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Held up; led 3 out; stayed on up flat, won at Holnicote 3m ptp gs in May beating I'm In Charge (12-0) by 2l, 4 ran.
Tirob (FR) 8-1 (12-0) Nvr nr to chall, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Grandturgeon (12-0) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gs.
Tricky Tangler (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Went poor 3rd 14, 3rd of 8, 32l behind Mendip Express (12-0) at Combined Services 3m ptp gs.