Sports Line was just starting to struggle when falling in Silk Drum's race over C&D in the spring but both face a stiff task at the weights here. Takeroc also looks to be on a prohibitive mark, while Quito Du Tresor was put up 15lb after scoring at Perth last month. Mister Stickler is capable of going well fresh but it may be wise to stick with QUICUYO, who only scored narrowly at Carlisle on his reappearance but still isn't badly treated if back to his best and hails from a yard enjoying a bit of a purple patch at present.
Silk Drum (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after 8th, in command from 3 out, stayed on well, won at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr beating Oiseau de Nuit (10-6) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sports Line (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led until hit 1st, led next, hit 8th, soon headed, disputing 2nd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Silk Drum (9-9) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Takeroc (FR) 6-4fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd when blundered 3 out, went 2nd next, challenged on inside last, stayed on to lead close home, won at Stratford 2m 1f hts chs (5) gd in May beating Captain Marlon (11-11) by nk, 12 ran.
Riguez Dancer 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, steady headway to chase leaders 3 out, chased leader 2 out, led narrowly and mistake last, narrowly headed after last, kept on flat, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cruchain (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-135) (3) gd in Apr.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Made all, clear until after 5th, driven clear again flat, unchallenged, won at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep beating Cadeaux Fax (10-7) by 6l, 8 ran.
Mister Stickler (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and not fluent, went 2nd after 4 out and soon left in lead, ridden and headed after last, one pace, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Kosta Brava (10-6) at Ayr 2m Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-130) (5yo+) (3) gd in Apr.
Quicuyo (GER) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 5 out, ridden 2 out, kept on from last, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Baseball Ted (11-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mibleu (FR) 4-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked winner, hit 3rd, not fluent 5th, 4th and struggling after 9th, weakening when hampered 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind West With The Wind (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gf in Aug.