Given his form figures, there has to be questions over the attitude of Fantasy King. Rockchasebullet won at Newton Abbot in June but his jumping remains a concern and Deciding Moment was quickly left behind off this mark at Worcester last time, though is still unexposed over fences. CARDIGAN ISLAND has a decent strike rate over fences and will be happier back over the larger obstacles after failing to figure over hurdles last time. Dai Burchell's charge gets the nod, though Un Bon P'Tit Gars was quite highly tried last season and is significantly still qualified for novice events. River Purple likes it here but never looked like taking a hand over course and distance last time and Frontier Spirit was well below his best in the spring.
Deciding Moment (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, headway 5 out, went 2nd before next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 7, 19l behind The Romford Pele (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jun.
Fantasy King 4-1 (11-7) Held up, closed 6th, hit 4 out, not fluent 2 out or last, challenged on bend just before tunr for home, led final 150 yards, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Reaping The Reward (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gd in Aug.
Rockchasebullett (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, bumped 1st, led after next, not fluent 5th, mistakes 9th, 12th and 2 out, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Porters War (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Cardigan Island (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place after 8th, soon outpaced, went poor 4th before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 8, 34l behind Listen And Learn (11-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) With leader, mistake 2nd, led 8th until 4 out, bumped 2 out, weakened last, 8th of 10, 45l behind Edmund (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 7-2 (10-13) Led to 2nd, in touch, lost place and reminders after 7th, behind from 5 out, went remote 4th after 3 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 5, 44l behind Witness In Court (11-7) at Haydock 2m nov hcap ch (3) gd in Apr.
River Purple 13-2 (11-6) Towards rear, outpaced before 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 23l behind Papradon (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.