Ultra Light and Forget And Forgive represent a decent Irish challenge for this contest at opposite ends of the weights. The former gained a first career success in a modest Bangor handicap over hurdles last time but does have some fencing experience whereas the latter tackles larger obstacles for the first time, and he'll be dangerous off this mark if taking to his new discipline. Jawaab has been running really well under both codes and did so well to land a Southwell handicap hurdle off topweight but is another making his chase debut and, consequently, is hard to assess. Merry Minster remains a maiden under Rules and Gleann Na Ndochais is starting to look exposed so the vote goes to ROC DE PRINCE, lightly-raced under NH Rules. He put up a good first effort over fences here behind the potentially very useful Imjoeking and should give a good account if building on that initial promise.
Ultra Light (FR) 9-4 (10-7) Disputed lead, led before 2 out, ridden before last, held on well towards finish, won at Bangor 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf beating Cat Six (11-5) by 2l, 4 ran.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) In touch, ridden to challenge 3 out, never a threat, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Harrys Whim (11-4) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Roc De Prince 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear but in touch, headway 10th, soon chasing leaders, left in 2nd 4 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Imjoeking (11-7) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Jawaab (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Made all, hard ridden 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Red Solo Cup (11-6) by 17l, 7 ran.
Merry Minster 12-1 (9-11) Behind, driven 4 out, plugged on to take modest 4th flat, never reached leaders, 4th of 8, 12l behind Attycran (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Forget And Forgive (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Chased leaders, hampered on rail after 1st, mid-division in 8th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, progress in 6th 2 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 11l behind Curragh Golan (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.