Theatre Guide, HADRIAN'S APPROACH and Bury Parade look the three to concentrate on in this. The former won on his reappearance last season and got back on track in April with a wide-margin victory at Newton Abbot. The latter got off the mark over fences at Carlisle a year ago but still hasn't won over this longer trip and Nicky Henderson's charge has been taking on much better company. Second here in last season's Feltham, he was also third in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham and a repeat of either of those efforts would probably suffice. The others will all need to improve to take a hand in the finish.
Sir Du Bearn (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, outpaced before 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 17l behind Ikorodu Road (11-5) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Oct.
Solix (FR) 25-1 (10-3) 8th of 10, 24l behind Ceasar's Palace (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f hcp hdl Grade 3 gd in Oct.
Theatre Guide (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, left 2nd when hampered 5th, challenging when left in lead 12th, clear 3 out, very easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Apr beating Marshal Zhukov (11-5) by 43l, 6 ran.
Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, blundered 2 out, stayed on flat, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 19, 18l behind Quentin Collonges (10-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Bury Parade (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Tracked winner, outpaced, every chance when blundered 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, held when lost 2nd final stride, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Theatrical Star (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Le Reve (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, jumped left first, unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Wonderful Charm (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Oct, 5 ran.