Rivals include Cue Card and Champion Court, 14-1 and 20-1 respectively for the RSA.
“Grand Crus is likely to be sent of favourite for his chasing debut, but the World Hurdle runner-up faces a quality field, and the result of the race should tell us much about the staying novice chase division this season,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“The only disappointment is that the race won’t be seen by terrestrial TV viewers, as a field of this quality would attract greater betting interest than the opening amateur riders’ chase or the cross-country race, for example,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
2012 RSA Chase
7-1 Grand Crus, 8-1 Bobs Worth, 10-1 First Lieutenant, 14-1 Cue Card, Mossley, Silviniaco Conti, 20-1 Champion Court, Restless Harry, Sir Des Champs, 25-1 Askanna, Back In Focus, Hidden Cyclone
Paddy Power Gold Cup
10-3 Mon Parrain, 7-1 Wishfull Thinking, 10-1 The Giant Bolster, 11-1 Great Endeavour, 14-1 Dave’s Dream, Billie Magern, Divers, 16-1 Araldur, Loosen My Load, Noble Alan, Quantitativeeasing, 18-1 Aerial, Tullamore Dew, 20-1 Fine Parchment, Finger On the Pulse, 25-1 Poquelin, 33-1 Holmwood Legend, Swincombe Rock, 40-1 Calgary Bay, Oiseau De Nuit, *Reserve 25-1 Aigle D’Or