Civil Disobedience failed to complete either start over fences last year though he was still in contention when falling on his debut. TROP FORT looks a safer bet as he went very close at Market Rasen last month when finding only one too good and Tim Vaughan's charge looks the one to beat. Faultless Feelings makes his chasing debut and is rated much higher over hurdles than Radsoc De Sivola while Reef Dancer showed nothing on his first start over fences.
Civil Disobedience 3-1fav (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Mylord Collonges (10-6) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar '12, 10 ran.
Dbanks (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Prominent, driven after 4 out, soon ridden, 4th and beaten when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 46l behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 4-6fav (10-5) Tracked leader, weakened before 3 out, last of 3, well behind Ogee (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jul.
Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 66-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, weakened from next, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by The Good Guy (11-4) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 13 ran.
Reef Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up, not fluent 1st, 4th and outpaced from 9th, 4th of 6, 38l behind Bracken House (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gd in Aug.
Trop Fort (FR) 15-8 (11-0) Led, jumped slowly and headed 2nd, tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, went 2nd next, kept on same pace, held flat, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Violets Boy (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Aug.