Course and distance winner Jayandbee took a crashing fall when favourite at Plumpton last month and needs to improve his jumping. Joe The Rogue was a disappointment at Stratford last time while most of the others are returning from a break, though Orange Nassau may be a bit better than he's shown so far since arriving in this country. KILVERGAN BOY seems to have rediscovered some form and was 3lb out of the handicap when winning at Perth last month. He still looks well treated on past performances and can double up here.
Jayandbee (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Tracking leaders when fell 4th, in a race won by Old Dreams (11-5) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Sep, 8 ran.
Orange Nassau (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked winner, not fluent 13th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, 37l behind Bounds And Leaps (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar.
Ballyegan (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, looked to be struggling when blundered badly 16th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sandy's Double (11-1) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 6 ran.
Joe The Rogue (IRE) 6-4 (10-3) Held up in last, headway 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Al Alfa (11-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Joaaci (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In rear, hampered 3rd, behind from 5th, tailed off 10th, pulled up after, in a race won by Lord Lescribaa (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp ch 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, closed 8th, ridden and 4 lengths down 2 out, rallied last, led final 100 yards, stayed on, won at Perth 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Quinder Spring (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Tom Bach (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) (bl) to & pu aft 9, in a race won by Rosies Peacock (12-0) at Pembrokeshire 3m ptp gs in May, 7 ran.