Hero De Villeneuve is on an upward curve over fences and is another with a strong chance if coming here after his scheduled run at last night's fixture. He impressed when scoring here earlier in the month. Quito De Tresor is a consistent chaser not to be discounted but may just need this first run since April against rivals with assured fitness. Ainsi Fideles demolished his field on chasing debut at Market Rasen as well as a fence or two on the way round but it was a debut full of promise all the same and he'll be tough to beat if getting his act together after making the long trek from Somerset. However, HARRYS WHIM looked to have something in hand when obliging over course and distance last time, for which he's up 10lb. Previously a respectable second to Imjoeking at Hexham, his jumping has been far more fluent on recent starts and he should be another to go close granted a clear round. He is the selection in the belief he'll offer better value than the Pipe contender.
Bless The Wings (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along before 10th, soon reminders and pulled up, tailed off, in a race won by Hero De Villeneuve (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd, 7 ran.
Scotch Warrior 11-2 (11-0) Held up, headway after 11th, went 3rd 2 out, no impression on leading pair, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 8l behind Creevytennant (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jun.
Hero De Villeneuve (FR) 15-2 (10-12) In rear, smooth headway 11th, led last, kept on well, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating Five Star Wilsham (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 11-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9th, led next, jumped slowly 2 out, 3 lengths up last, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Scotch Warrior (10-8) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Apr.
Ainsi Fideles (FR) 3-1 (10-7) Jumped slowly and headed 1st, chased leaders, left in lead 5th, clear 9th, not fluent 2 out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd beating Welsh Bard (11-10) by 23l, 10 ran.
Harrys Whim 11-2 (11-4) Made all, soon well clear, driven 3 out, stayed on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Civil Unrest (10-11) by 10l, 7 ran.
Strobe 6-1 (10-10) With leader, led from 7th, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Me And Ben (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.