A dual winner over hurdles, Mr Watson makes his chasing bow in this. He's rated higher over timber than Tiny Tenor, another having his first start over fences, but hasn't raced since April and DE FAOITHESDREAM is preferred. The latter failed to figure in a handicap at Ffos Las recently but scored over track and trip last month and that experience should stand him in good stead in this. If If Were A Boy has raced without success over hurdles and is fit from the Flat as she makes her chasing debut.
De Faoithesdream (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked winner until mistake 9th, weakening when blundered and almost came down 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind My Brother Sylvest (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
Mr Watson (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, badly hampered 3 out, not recover and pulled up before next, in a race won by Stopped Out (10-13) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Tiny Tenor (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, not always fluent, lost 2nd after 5th, weakening quickly when mistake 3 out, last of 6, well behind West Brit (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Soon tracking leaders, led approaching 5th, headed 3 out, weakened from next, 6th of 11, 36l behind Grams And Ounces (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '12.