Henllan Harri won the Grade 3 bet365 Gold Cup off this mark over fences in the spring and was fourth in a Listed chase at Uttoxeter in July on his only start since. He shouldn't be far away in this while Terry The Fish could not be in better form, though has shot up the ratings as a result off his hat-trick. Bendomingo is still on a fair mark, however, and makes more appeal than Kalifourchon and Mont Choisy. Sykes has left Philip Hobbs for Nicky Martin and may struggle against former stablemate SCOOP THE POT off level weights. The latter went up 6lb for winning over course and distance in August but only weakened on the run-in when third at Fontwell earlier this month.
Terry The Fish (IRE) 11-8fav (12-0) Led to 6th, led again before 8th, clear before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on strongly, won at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Jul beating Lime Street (11-2) by 5l, 10 ran.
Scoop The Pot (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up, headway and every chance 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Sykes (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, outpaced 4 out, no extra 2 out, 5th of 7, 22 1/4l behind Minellacelebration (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Henllan Harri (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Prominent, led after omitted 3 out, joined next, soon headed, no extra flat, 4th of 20, 13l behind Tempestatefloresco (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp lst (1) gd in Jul.
Mont Choisy (FR) 13-2 (11-2) Led 1st, with leader until hit 3 out pecked badly and rider lost iron, no chance after, tailed off, last of 7, dist behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Kalifourchon (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Going For Broke (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Bendomingo (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 6th, 4th and staying on same pace when not fluent last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Mr Mcguiness (10-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Jun.