Jeremiah McGrath takes 5lb off Bear's Affair and it would be no surprise to see the unexposed top weight go close. Four-year-olds Asaid and Secret Edge face a stiff task at the weights, however, while it looks like the handicapper has caught up with Awaywiththegreys. Persian Snow is better than he showed at Cheltenham last month while Saga de Tercey may be the pick of Donald McCain's pair at the weights but we'll give another chance to WEEKEND MILLIONAIR. He didn't stay 3m at Ffos Las last time and was eased but otherwise he's done little wrong this year and the easy ground won't be a problem. I Hear A Symphony and Hollo Ladies are better over fences.
Bear's Affair (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, chased leader 6th, led 2 out, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar beating Pantxoa (10-11) by 5l, 16 ran.
Asaid 25-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden to chase leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, weakened flat, 10th of 20, 14l behind Countrywide Flame (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Secret Edge 25-1 (11-12) In touch, outpaced after 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Coneygree (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Constant Contact 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, reminder after 3rd, soon lost place, behind from 4 out, 12th of 18, 26l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Persian Snow (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear on outside, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, weakened from last, 8th of 18, 29l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Weekend Millionair (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hit 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Le Beau Bai (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 8-1 (11-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Pires (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs gd in Nov.
Hollo Ladies (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up well off the pace, ridden and weakened 6th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Conquisto (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Merrydown (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Led, headed 4 out, ridden and outpaced when jumped left from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Saga de Tercey (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, outpaced before 2 out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Monetary Fund (11-8) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Seven Is Lucky (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, no impression next, weakened approaching last, 5th of 9, 20l behind Papamoa (10-6) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.