Swing Bill has put in a couple of creditable efforts in Listed races but may be a little high in the weights here, whilst Cold Mountain found his mark unmanageable last time out and only 2lb lower after that is still hard to fancy. Royal Kicks and King Roonah both run under penalty following wins last time and considering they are in such good form are worth a strong look. Gaora Lane returns after a break since competing in the Topham Chase at Aintree in April, but he doesn't score often enough to be tempting. Presentandcorrect rallied late on for an all-out win at Worcester but will need a career best to take this ahead of our selection, SCOTS DRAGOON. He pulled up when last seen in the Scottish Grand National, but that may just have been a little too far and back to a more realistic trip and against this opposition, he can take the race for Nicky Henderson. Mont Present and Mad Jack Duncan are others to mention in a very competitive race.
Swing Bill (FR) 6-1 (10-1) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd after 4 out until hit 3 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Silmi (9-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Au Courant (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Frosted Grape (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Sep, 8 ran.
Presentandcorrect (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went prominent 7th, not much room 10th, challenged 3 out, led next, soon ridden, headed after last, stayed on to regain lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Aug beating Baddam (11-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Cold Mountain (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Towards rear, mistake 11th, lost touch 14th, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Simply Smashing (10-4) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Sep.
Gaora Lane (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened from 10th, 9th of 27, 33l behind Always Waining (10-0) at Aintree 2m 5f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Apr.
Marblehead (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Led to after 2nd, tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Penylan Star (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Scots Dragoon 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 15th, soon struggling, tailed off, pulled up 5 out, in a race won by Merigo (10-0) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 30 ran.
Mont Present (FR) 15-8fav (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway after 9th, hit 1th, stayed on well flat under strong driving to lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in May beating Picture In The Sky (10-9) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
King Roonah 15-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, hit 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well, won at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd beating Our Jasper (11-4) by 5l, 13 ran.
Larry Luso (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway into 8th approaching 3 out, kept on under pressure from next without threatening, 5th of 13, 10l behind Royal Blood (10-3) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130.
I Need A Hero (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) In touch in rear, headway 11th, outpaced by front pair approaching 4 out, weakening when rider lost iron briefly just after 3 out, lost moderate 3rd last, 4th of 6, well behind Presentandcorrect (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Aug.
Dusty Dane (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 13th, struggling 16th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Good Harvest (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Aug.
Quattrocento (FR) 13-2 (10-2) In touch until mistake and lost place 9th, rear when hit next, some headway when blundered 14th, weakened and behind after, tailed off, 9th of 12, 18l behind Grand Slam Hero (11-11) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Aug.
Lucky Luk (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Pushed along after start briefly, chased leaders, driven 13th, outpaced from 14th, 4th of 8, 13l behind Andrew Nick (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.
Royal Kicks (FR) 7-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, led 12th, jumped left 4 out, headed last, battled gamely to get back up close home, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd beating I'moncloudnine (11-11) by nk, 12 ran.
Mad Jack Duncan (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, jumped right last, pressed flat, driven out, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Sep beating Postmaster (11-11) by nk, 10 ran.
Oscar Glory (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up, 5th halfway, 6th and driven along 4 out, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 9, 37l behind Dream Honours (10-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 fm in Sep.
The Walnut Tree (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Prominent, weakened 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Panzer (10-6) at Worcester 3m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs, 15 ran.
Thyne Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Well behind 6th, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Von Galen (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp 0-90 (5) gd, 14 ran.