Super Villan stays 3m, though his first victory over fences at Ffos Las came over shorter. He'll be thereabouts if he last home while Royal Chatelier, who beat Loughalder at Lingfield, is another for the short-list. Orange Nassau has already won at Newton Abbot and Wetherby this season but the interesting one could be MATERIAL BOY, who is back over a more suitable trip after getting outpaced over 2m5f on good ground in a couple of starts this term. Orange Nassau was pulled up when the latter won over 3m on heavy going at Ffos Las in February and is conceding plenty of weight again. Rebeccas Choice and Fredo may need further help from the handicapper.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 40-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, in rear from 9th, weakened next, tailed off, last of 5, 38l behind Vintage Star (11-3) at Carlisle 3m grad ch (2) hvy in Nov.
Fredo (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced on outside after 3 out, weakened from next, 6th of 10, 18l behind Handy Andy (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Super Villan 3-1 (10-1) Led until after 13th, led again before next, clear from 2 out, driven out, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov beating Hansupfordetroit (11-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Orange Nassau (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) With leader, led after 5 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon left back in lead, driven out, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Beau Dandy (11-1) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Royal Chatelier (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Led until 5th, with leader, led 11th, ridden after 3 out, clear last, stayed on, won at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov beating Loughalder (11-12) by 12l, 7 ran.
Leg Iron (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) In touch, hit and dropped to mid-division 6th, chased leaders under pressure 4 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 10, 24l behind Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Cornish Ice 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, challenged 3rd, led next, edged right after 3 out, edged left and headed last, switched right flat, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Young Hurricane (11-12) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Material Boy 4-1 (11-9) Jumped left, led, reminder after 8th, ridden 10th, headed 13th, 4th and no extra from before 3 out, 4th of 5, 37l behind Highbury High (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Loughalder (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Held up, headway 5th, hit 11th, pushed along next, not fluent 13th, no impression on front pair before 3 out, plugged on, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Royal Chatelier (11-9) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
River D'or (FR) 5-1fav (11-4) In touch, weakened 6 out, 5th of 12, 46l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.
Elite Beneficial (IRE) 5-2fav (10-11) Tracked leader until approaching 4th, went 2nd again before led 14th, driven before 2 out, stayed on until no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Princely Hero (11-12) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.