A tight looking handicap but Pacco can make a bold attempt to defy a 7lb rise for his victory over this trip on heavy ground at Folkestone. Sweden was suited by the testing conditions when outbattling Pak Jack at Ffos Las when Kildonnan finished fourth. The latter looked badly in need of the run and has a chance of reversing the form though the winner has much more scope. La Pantera Rosa is not the safest of jumpers and fell when in front here last month. He's decent enough when getting his act together and isn't without a chance here. With the ground drying out, QUATTROCENTO, a winner at Cheltenham in October, would have as good a chance as any as he has been competing in much better company. He's won from a similar mark to this in the past and his rider's claim will be a big help.
Pak Jack (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, led 11th, headed 3 out, weakened before last, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Sweden (10-9) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Quattrocento (FR) 14-1 (11-8) In touch, losing place when hampered 11th, headway to chase leaders when mistake and bumped 13th, weakened soon after, tailed off, 10th of 11, 40l behind Sona Sasta (10-11) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.
Cast Iron Casey (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leaders on outer, lost place approaching 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by General Hardi (10-11) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Jan, 14 ran.
Pacco (FR) 11-2 (11-12) Held up in close touch, headway 12th, chased leader next, led 2 out, in command before last, came clear flat and stayed on strongly, won at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan beating Rateable Value (11-0) by 7l, 6 ran.
Sweden (IRE) 10-3 (10-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders 7th, led 3 out, soon hung left, stayed on under pressure, all out, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan beating Pak Jack (11-9) by 6l, 7 ran.
Kildonnan 7-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, slow 4th, under pressure approaching 9th, mistake 12th, chased leaders 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 32l behind Sweden (10-9) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
La Pantera Rosa (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Held up in touch, led before 11th, stumbled and fell after 12th, in a race won by Work Boy (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan, 6 ran.
Adare Prince (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, hampered 8th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Janal (10-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft, 10 ran.