Quito Du Tresor is upped 8lb for his recent win over 2m4f at this track. He's still preferred to Nine Stories, who scored over hurdles here last year and has won two of his three starts over fences. Sleep In First showed progressive form in chases earlier in the year, winning five times. He's not easily dismissed despite being 7lb higher than his latest victory at Hexham, but SWIFT ARROW is preferred. The top weight returned to winning ways at Kelso earlier this month and a 4lb rise doesn't look insurmountable for Donald McCain's charge.
Swift Arrow (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) In rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon outpaced, headway 2 out led last, kept on, driven out, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs beating Jet Master (11-1) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sleep In First (FR) 7-2 (11-9) Held up, hit 2nd, not fluent 4th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, driven and rallied last, stayed on well flat, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 9, 4l behind Momkinzain (10-10) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 85-40 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, led 10th, hit 5 out, clear before next, very easily, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Father Shine (10-12) by 3l, 5 ran.
Nine Stories (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) Always behind, struggling 5th, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Willow's Saviour (10-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) gd.
Claragh Native (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) 5th of 9, 23l behind More Madness (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f beg chs sft in Oct.
Inoogoo (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Keen early, held up in touch on inside, went 3rd before 10th, outpaced and ridden after 4 out, soon no chance with front pair, weakened from next, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Toby Lerone (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Endeavor 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, blundered 5th, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 26l behind Simply Ned (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.