Royale Knight is turned out again quickly after recouping Newton Abbot losses at Fontwell on Saturday. He can race off the same mark and McCoy takes over the reins but all of his form is on soft ground and this looks a lot more competitive. Fresher Fishing and course specialist Overton Lad have claims if fully wound-up for their reappearance while veteran Marked Man also knows how to win around here. Kilvergan Boy is likely to find at least one too good again, however, and Safe Investment appears to be going backwards. ROI DE GARDE can be a little erratic but beat Ifonlyalfie by 25 lengths at Market Rasen in May. Matthew Stanley has a good record on the six-year-old and is back in the saddle - the partnership can bounce back to winning ways here.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 9th, lost place 14th, 6th of 12, 16l behind Local Present (10-0) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep.
Cap Elorn (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs, 9 ran.
Ifonlyalfie 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 13th, went 3rd 3 out, blundered next, one pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Amazing Valour (9-12) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Safe Investment (USA) 6-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, lost place 9th, behind from next, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Quinder Spring (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Aug, 7 ran.
Cian Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Led until approaching and mistake 2nd, hit next, lost place after 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Guns of Love (9-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Fresher Fishing (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led until after 2nd, led before 4th, reminders after 8th, headed next, soon led again, driven and headed 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Amuse Me (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Roi De Garde (FR) 15-8fav (11-9) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, soon under pressure and weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Ballybough Gorta (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.
Chevy To The Levy (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, hampered 2nd, blundered next, mistake 7th, mistake 9th, soon weakened, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 7, well behind Michigan Assassin (11-7) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Royaume Bleu (FR) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in touch on inside, ridden after 4 out, stayed on to go 3rd last, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Bennys Mist (12-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Royale Knight 8-15fav (10-11) Held up in 3rd, mistake 12th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, not fluent when drawing clear last, stayed on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) sft beating Rash Moment (10-8) by 11l, 4 ran.
Overton Lad 28-1 (9-11) Chased leader, pushed along before 9th, reminders before 12th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, chased winner flat, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Like Ice (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Marked Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 3rd, headed before 10th, jinked left before 14th, soon weakened, blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Le Seychellois (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Sep, 11 ran.
Chernik (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Towards rear, blundered 8th, pushed along before 11th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 14 ran.
Stafford Charlie 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, ridden and lost place from 9th, behind 12th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Quinder Spring (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 8 ran.
Quayside Court (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Pressed leader, led 13th, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 7, 22l behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Monsieur Georges (FR) 15-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, chased leaders before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, went 3rd after last, no impression, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Master d'Or (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.