The 2008 winner Snoopy Loopy provided Peter Bowen with a hat-trick of wins in this event so Dineur looks sure to go well despite a penalty for last week's victory at Stratford. Paddy The Hare is another with leading claims after scoring over track and trip last time with Gentleman Anshan a well beaten third though he's been upped 12lb for his trouble. The latter had earlier beaten Woolcombe Folly at Stratford while Problema Tic got the better of Buck Mulligan over 3m at Perth last month and today's fast ground will suit. Viva Colonia won the Summer Hurdle here in 2011 and has proved even better over fences. However, the latter's stablemate BOCCIANI continues to improve and after scoring over 2m4f at this course on his latest start, Brian Ellison's chaser gets the nod to land the usual competitive renewal.
Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up in touch, pushed along before 9th, under pressure in 5th before 2 out, stayed on before last, left 2nd last, strong challenge flat, always just held, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Gentleman Anshan (10-0) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in May.
Bocciani (GER) 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, pressed leader run-in, kept on to lead post, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May beating Fiendish Flame (11-7) by hd, 13 ran.
Viva Colonia (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 6th, headway approaching 4 out, staying on flat but no impression on leaders when short of room last strides, 5th of 17, 9l behind Oiseau de Nuit (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Problema Tic (FR) 10-1 (11-1) In touch until 14th, 12th of 18, 47l behind Storm Survivor (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun.
Pineau De Re (FR) 11-2fav (11-0) Jumped right, prominent, led 4 out, headed after next, no extra last, 6th of 18, 14l behind Storm Survivor (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun.
Buck Mulligan 10-1 (10-9) In touch in 5th, headway to chase leading pair 12th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Problema Tic (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) gf in Jun.
Royale's Charter 16-1 (11-8) Chased leading pair, not fluent and lost touch 6th, 4th of 5, 47l behind Simonsig (11-8) at Kempton 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Gentleman Anshan (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 5th, pressing for 2nd from 3 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Paddy The Hare (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf.
Galaxy Rock (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, stayed on from 2 out, not fluent last, nearest finish, 4th of 18, 11l behind Storm Survivor (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun.
Bobowen (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, stumbled 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 22l behind On The Bridge (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Paddy The Hare (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led until 1st, led after 5th, clear after 4 out, ran on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf beating Owen Glendower (11-6) by 12l, 9 ran.
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd beating Captain Sully (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Dineur (FR) 5-2fav (10-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 8th, led 2 out, driven flat, always looked like holding on, won at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf beating Tindaro (10-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
King's Legacy (IRE) 1-2 (12-12) Held up gng wl; led on bit 13; hdd 2 out; ev ch last; rdn & nt qckn flat, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Seven Days (12-0) at Warwickshire 3m ptp gd in May.
Donnas Palm (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, outpaced 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 8, 7l behind Big Time Billy (11-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jun.
Grey Soldier (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Towards rear, went poor 5th from 9th, went poor 4th run-in, never dangerous, 4th of 14, 17l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun.