Tim Vaughan runs Qoubilai and Wings Of Smoke in this but neither make much appeal at the weights. Drumshambo must have some sort of chance, however, as he won well at Ludlow on only his second start over fences while Ballywatt remains unexposed, though would probably prefer a bit further and hasn't raced since May. Roll The Dice could figure off bottom weight but Rimini appears to have lost his way and Mallusk is also best watched at present. BACK BOB BACK had some decent form last season, including in a couple of runs over today's C&D. He clearly needed his run at Chepstow last month and will be a danger to all today if now fully primed - Gerald Quinn's mount gets the nod.
Qoubilai (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Led, not fluent 2nd, soon clear, blundered and unseated 9th, in a race won by Camden (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 7 ran.
Lord Ryeford (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, chased leaders 6th, led 10th, headed 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 35l behind Ballybough Gorta (11-2) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway after 10th, stumbled just after next, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 23l behind Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft.
Quinte du Chatelet (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 8th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Drumshambo (USA) 5-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th, went 2nd and switched left approaching 3 out, challenged next, led before last, pushed out, won at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Bennys Quest (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Captain Paulie (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leading pair, headway to lead after 7th, stumbled 5 out, headed approaching next, held from 3 out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Back Bob Back (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Led until headed and weakened 5 out, soon behind, 7th of 8, 27l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Ballywatt (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, chased winner 2 out, driven to lead narrowly flat, headed and lost 2 places near finish, 3rd of 4, 1/2l behind Plein Pouvoir (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in May.
Double Dash 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, mistake 4th, outpaced 12th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Aerial (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Feb '11.
Mallusk (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, headway before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 23l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Darceys Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders until lost place 7th, last and struggling 5 out, stayed on again to 4th approaching 2 out, kept on well from last, 4th of 8, 10l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Rimini (FR) 11-4fav (11-5) Jumped right, led, hit 1st, headed 3rd, led again next, headed approaching 4 out, weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 28l behind Bonoman (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headway approaching 6th, ridden 4 out, 4th and beaten when jumped left and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 24l behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.