This looks a competitive affair and it should be run at a good pace as several of these like to be at the head of affairs. Wessex King and Hell's Bay were both ridden aggressively over a shorter trip at Cheltenham last time. The former eventually finished third after the latter unseated his rider. Dineur steps up in distance after winning over 2m at Ffos Las but is still preferred to Raduis Bleu, who only scraped home at the same track and is 7lb higher now. LARKS LAD is only 3lb higher than when successful the last time he raced over this trip on good ground. He could pounce late to land this with Have You Seen Me and Henry San possibly the pick of the remainder.
Donnas Palm (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Not always fluent in rear, always behind, tailed off, 12th of 17, 50l behind Oiseau de Nuit (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Cross Of Honour (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up in 4th, mistake 4th, closed 12th, jumped right 4 out, every chance from 3 out until after 2 out, 3rd and weakened quickly last, dropped to 4th flat, 4th of 5, 17l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Have You Seen Me (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led, driven and headed before last, no impression when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind See U Bob (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.
Wessex King (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent to 2nd, tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, ridden and lost place 10th, no impression from 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Anay Turge (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-135) (3) sft in Apr.
Hell's Bay (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 2nd, bad mistake 5th, not fluent 8th, headed when jumped slowly 10th, no extra 2 out, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Anay Turge (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-135) (3) sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Larks Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2nd until 6th, chased leaders, hit 10th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 37l behind No Loose Change (11-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Fintan 25-1 (11-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Eastlake (11-10) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Midnight Tuesday (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Tended to jump left, chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, not much rooom and weakened next, 6th of 9, 8l behind Dragon's Den (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Henry San (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Velator (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Dineur (FR) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, driven in 3rd approaching 4 out, left 1 length 2nd 2 out, led after last, ridden out flat, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating True Blue (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 11-4 (10-6) Held up in 3rd, went 2nd 5 out, driven to lead before last, ridden flat, held on towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Crannaghmore Boy (10-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.