Roc De Guye has struck for with a vengeance, winning his last two starts at Stratford and Bangor. But he's never won over 3m and WATCH HOUSE also arrives on a hat-trick. Michael Gates' charge thumped subsequent Newton Abbot winner Sadler's Star by 22 lengths at Worcester before winning a better race by 14 lengths at Uttoxeter. He's struck up a good understanding with Ally Stirling and can grab another victory before the handicapper takes his measure. Terfel's Oscar won at Perth in July but has disappointed since, though still makes more appeal than Lord Lescribaa and My Friend George. Rossbrin could be a decent each-way bet if responding to first-time blinkers.
Sadler's Star (GER) 3-1 (11-10) Led and disputed, advantage from 9th, clear 11th, driven before 2 out, stayed on strongly, eased close home, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Sep beating Rusty Nail (10-3) by 13l, 5 ran.
Terfel's Toscar (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, mistake 12th, blundered next, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, well behind Western King (11-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Watch House (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Held up, closed 3rd, challenged 10th, led after 3 out, in command when not fluent last, pushed clear flat, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep beating Whistling Senator (11-12) by 14l, 5 ran.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led approaching 5th, headed 14th, chased leaders, weakened approaching 3 out (water), 5th of 8, 26l behind Life Of A Luso (11-10) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Sep.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 10th, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Old Dreams (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Sep.
Rossbrin (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, closed 4th, not fluent 7th, ridden before 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Roc De Guye (FR) 8-1 (10-4) Held up on outside, headway 6th, led 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Sep beating Suburban Bay (11-11) by 10l, 9 ran.
Solway Bay 13-2 (10-3) Held up, not fluent 10th, outpaced next, soon behind, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by More Equity (10-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
My Friend George 10-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent and reminder 4th, struggling after 9th, no chance when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Green Lightning (11-2) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 12 ran.
Kilcascan 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 13, 15l behind Loughalder (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Thorncliffer 11-4 (10-1) Prominent, led 3rd, mistake next, headed when mistake 8th, bumped 10th, mistake 11th, hampered 3 out, no impression on winner next, one pace, closing on 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Doubletoilntrouble (11-12) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Bennys Well (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division on outside, lost place 3rd, well beaten 7th, last of 12, well behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.