Savant Bleu has already won a bumper and a hurdle and should be capable of making his mark over the larger obstacles. Haar has already had 14 starts over fences, however, and lacks a bit of scope while The Rockies looked very one-paced at Ffos Las and may need a stiffer test of stamina than this. Trojan Sun and Vinomore can't be ignored but we'll give another chance to MARCHAND D'ARGENT as his three runs so far over fences have been in handicaps. He may have more chance against these off level weights.
Haar 2-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, effort before 3 out, soon under pressure and no impression, 4th of 5, 26l behind Beggar's Velvet (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Marchand D'argent (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up behind, mistake 6th, blundered 7th, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Silver Roque (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Savant Bleu (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, beginning to struggle and disputing 3rd when brought down 2 out, in a race won by City Press (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Sum Laff (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Held up in rear blundered and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Ballybough Gorta (10-1) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Jul, 13 ran.
The Rockies (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Jumped right, held up in rear, headway to 4th after 13th, closed before 4 out, blundered and held from next, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Strumble Head (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Trojan Sun 7-1 (10-12) Made most, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Apr beating Tekthelot (11-11) by 4l, 13 ran.
Vinomore 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Likearollingstone (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.