Iron Man gets the vote here with Portavadie and Shares rating the main dangers. The selection was a good second behind Rebel Rhythm last time out. That form looks rock solid in the context of this race and he need only run up to that mark to win this with a little in hand. Portavadie rates the main danger on his best form but he has failed to complete the course on his last three starts and he can not be put forward with any confidence. Shares is another worthy of respect as he has conditions to suit but he is another that is far from fluent and is one to have reservations about. Of the remainder Cyborg De Sou could improve for the fitting of first time cheek pieces but for the winner we return to Iron Man who will be hard to beat.
Cyborg De Sou (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Held up, headway 4 out, disputing 4th and held when fell at the last in race won by Clouding Over (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (3) gf in Apr, 10 ran.
Shares (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 2 out, stayed on flat, not trouble leaders, 6th of 18, 6l behind Glimmer of Light (9-7) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.
Iron Man (FR) 5-2 (11-8) Led early, tracked winner, ridden to challenge after 4 out, beaten next, 2nd of 5, 28l behind Rebel Rhythm (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Apr.
The Biker (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Behind, outpaced 4 out, left poor 3rd last, never on terms, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Green Tango (11-8) at Perth 2m nov chs (3) gf in Apr.
Portavadie 6-1 (11-3) Led, blundered and headed 2 out, 2 lengths down and driven when fell at the last in race won by Green Tango (11-8) at Perth 2m nov chs (3) gf in Apr, 9 ran.
Diamond Jack (IRE) 5-1jt-fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway 5th, led after 3f out, headed next, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 14, 15l behind Ball Games (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (G) gs in Oct.
State Power (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always behind, completely tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Mr Mcauley (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs gs in Feb.