There's a big field for this handicap but not a lot of strength-in-depth. Taffy Thomas is 3lb higher than when second at Bangor last month but must be in the firing-line if lasting home. McCoy rides 14-year-old It's Like That but he looks to be on a downward curve while course specialist Lord Lescribaa has been woefully out of sorts. Another course and distance winner, Health Is Wealth, can't be ruled out however. Worcester second Miller's Maverick may have stamina limitations but the lightly-raced OSCAR THE MYTH might be worth a second look near the foot of the weights. He's certainly bred to be a chaser and did win a hunter chase at Huntingdon a couple of years ago - has more scope than Qualypso D'Allier.
Dungeness 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Morestead (10-0) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May, 7 ran.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, under pressure 12th, weakened before 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind West Cork Flash (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Taffy Thomas 6-1 (11-8) In touch, chased leading pair before 12th, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on under pressure run-in, always held, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Kilcascan (9-13) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
It's Like That (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased clear leading trio, outpaced in 4th and no chance from 14th, 4th of 9, 42l behind Lake Legend (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hts chs (6) gf in May.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden before 7th, soon lost place, not fluent and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Bedouin Bay (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) In rear, not that fluent, hampered 12th, well beaten from 16th, went remote 5th latter stages, tailed off, 4th of 10, well behind Dark Glacier (11-8) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Blinding Lights (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) (tt) chsd ldrs til wknd 3 out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Glenwood Present (12-0) at Exmoor 3m ptp gd.
Southway Star 10-1 (11-3) Held up, pushed along before 10th, struggling 12th, 5th of 8, 46l behind Perfect Timing (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Miller's Maverick 16-1 (10-13) Tended to jump right, well in rear, stayed on from 3 out, went 2nd next, 10 lengths down and plenty to do last, switched right and strong run flat, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Bally Lagan (9-13) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Lansdowne Princess 11-2 (10-11) Behind, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, kept on under pressure, never troubled leaders, 5th of 15, 11l behind Rigolo Ville (11-6) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Moss Grove (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Fell 1st,, in a race won by Knockanarrigan (11-6) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-109 gd in May, 14 ran.
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 4-1fav (10-7) Chased winner, mistake 10th, lost 2nd after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Perfect Timing (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Ovthenight (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Mid-division, badly hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Playing The Field (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May, 10 ran.
Qualypso D'allier (FR) 4-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out (usual 4 out), soon ridden and no impression, stayed on to take modest 3rd near finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Best Boy Barney (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Oscar The Myth (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden approaching 10th, weakened 4 out, 6th of 9, 44l behind Neverownup (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Rogue Dancer (FR) 5-2 (12-0) (tt) ap; led 13; clr 15; unchall, won at Berks & Bucks and Staff College 3m ptp gd in May beating Little Mead (11-0) by dis, 9 ran.
Celtic Fella (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) With leader, weakened before 6 out, tailed off and pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Tough Talkin Man (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs, 9 ran.