This appears a good deal easier than the races CONSIGLIERE normally contests. He only found a back-to-form Big Fella Thanks too good off this mark at Wincanton last time and is the one to beat here. Stormin Exit is interesting as he is entitled to improve on his comeback second at Musselburgh but it looks like Prosecco is now in the handicapper's grip and Quite The Man would probably need a career-best to get back on the winning trail in this. Ulysse Collonges won on his UK debut at Wetherby in November but had his limitations exposed in this grade last month and has a bit to prove now. Los Nadis is well treated on his hurdles form and likes it here but hasn't taken to chasing so far.
Going Wrong 14-1 (11-7) In rear, blundered 6th, behind when pulled up 9th, in a race won by Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Consigliere (FR) 7-2fav (10-12) Mid-division, close up 8th, led narrowly on inside after 4 out, headed next, ridden and one pace after 2 out, no impression with winner in clear 2nd before last, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Big Fella Thanks (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.
Woody Waller 11-1 (11-2) Close up, led from 3rd, headed narrowly before 6th, soon left in lead, blundered 7th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 35l behind The Knoxs (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Tail of The Bank (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 9, 39l behind Carrickboy (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy.
Stormin Exit (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear and keen, headway to go 2nd before 5 out, mistake next, ridden and blundered 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Pentiffic (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.
Rich Lord 14-1 (10-7) Behind, not fluent 2nd, under pressure 5 out, soon beaten, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Cannington Brook (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Prosecco (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Led, clear when mistake 3 out, jumped right and headed next, no extra flat, 4th of 5, 8l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy.
Quite The Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, outpaced 5 out, headway 2 out, kept on to go modest 3rd after last, 3rd of 8, 33l behind Desert Cry (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Ulysse Collonges (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led before 6 out, headed 4 out, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 28l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Dec.
Los Nadis (GER) 14-1 (11-0) Behind, weakened from 5 out, 4th of 8, 21l behind Viva Colonia (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft.
Classic Cut 14-1 (11-9) Led, driven and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, weakened and lost 3rd last, 4th of 7, 24l behind Rolecarr (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.