Strobe's last three victories have come at Perth and he's on a career-high mark now over fences. Attycran is probably also a few pounds too high now but Rossini's Dancer is starting to come down the weights and should strip fitter for a pipe-opener over hurdles. ETXALAR finished more than 10 lengths behind Strobe at Perth but will have needed the run and stayed on nicely once getting his second wind. He's 7lb better off now and can turn the tables with a useful amateur taking off 7lb. He's preferred to stablemate Ultra Du Chatelet, who is having his first run in this country over fences.
Rossini's Dancer 9-1 (10-12) Prominent on outside, jumped big 3rd, ridden and lost place before 6th, soon behind, 5th of 8, 23l behind Mysteree (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Ultra Du Chatelet (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon headway into 4th place, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 15l behind It's A Mans World (10-12) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Allanard (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up in last trio, pushed along and outpaced in rear after 9th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Galway Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Strobe 8-1 (10-13) Led to 2nd, led again 7th, headed before 10th, not fluent 5 out, challenged last, kept on to lead last 100 yards, ran on well, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep beating Woody Waller (11-9) by 2l, 10 ran.
Etxalar (FR) 15-2 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened from 5 out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Strobe (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Attycran (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Prominent, hampered 2nd, 3rd and outpaced when reminder after 12th, headway under pressure after 3 out, ridden to take 2nd between last 2, kept on, always held, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Civil Unrest (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Tregaro (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Held up, in touch when fell 8th, in a race won by Sergeant Pink (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Sep, 9 ran.