It was good ground when Roseneath ended a long losing run with a victory at Worcester back in July. He remains on a decent mark and handles today's going, but LOUGHALDER has the more recent form. Matt Shepard's charge was having his first start since April when third in testing ground at Chepstow last time and and is fancied to confirm running with fourth-placed Royal Chatelier in the process of landing this. Recent Wincanton third, Global Warming, has failed to complete the last couple of times he's encountered heavy going while Dermatologiste remains unreliable having been pulled-up either side of a win at Wetherby in March.
Loughalder (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, chased leaders 6 out, led 5 out, clear before 4 out, not fluent last, headed run-in, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Royal Chatelier (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Led to 2nd, tracked leader, pushed along before 5 out, not fluent 5 out, kept on and no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Dermatologiste 6-1 (10-3) Held up mid-division, reminder 3rd, soon towards rear, pushed along 14th, soon struggling, pulled up, in a race won by The Clyda Rover (10-9) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Roseneath (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Led into start, held up, headway approaching 11th, went 2nd 4 out, led flat, soon left clear, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Le Seychellois (11-10) by 8l, 10 ran.
Global Warming (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Raced wide tracking leaders, went 3rd at 14th, disputing 2nd 17th, soon ridden along and kept on same pace in 3rd before 3 out, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Tarraco (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off when unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Eleazar (11-5) at Fontwell 3m 2f (4) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Abbey Dore (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, mistake 8th, jumped slowly 9th and 10th, soon ridden, behind from 12th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Bounds And Leaps (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.