Dawn Ride has won five races over fences - four of them here including this race in 2009 from a 1lb higher mark. He can go well but this looks very competitive. I'm The Decider's two victories at Stratford came on very fast ground and he was well beaten in heavy conditions at Fontwell, but Seigneur Des Bois looked progressive last season and will have come on for a recent run over a trip too short here. Monsieur Jordain ran his best race for some time at Newcastle recently but connections of Quel Bruere won't be happy with a 2lb rise for being beaten twice. DUSKY BOB has improved since joining Brian Ellison and has scored over hurdles and fences. He looks well treated despite those victories and can complete a hat-trick, though Banoge also looks reasonably handicapped these days and was only just touched off at Hexham last time.
I'm The Decider (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling in rear 10th, pushed along in modest 6th approaching 3 out, left 5th next, went poor 4th last, 4th of 10, well behind Magot De Grugy (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 4th, ridden before 4 out, no impression, 2nd of 3, 30l behind Havingotascoobydo (11-9) at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gd in Oct.
Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, mistake 10th, chased leaders 5 out, soon pushed along, challenged 3 out, led before last, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lockstown (11-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Quel Bruere (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Led 1st, hard pressed when hit 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind That'lldoboy (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Dystonia's Revenge (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 14th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rolecarr (11-0) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) sft, 8 ran.
Quel Ballistic 12-1 (11-3) Behind, went poor 3rd before 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Notus De La Tour (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up behind, headway on outside after 5 out, outpaced next, 6th and held when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 42l behind Court Red Handed (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Dusky Bob (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led before last, stayed on, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Papamoa (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Banoge (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 7th, led after 2 out, headed after last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Domoly (10-2) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Allanard (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Held up, ridden 4 out, headway 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 21l behind O Crotaigh (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.