Full Of Joy won over course and distance in September but has let supporters down twice since. Winds Of Waves was second on his chasing debut, ahead of Tullyraine, and will almost certainly improve, though is 5lb higher here. Ifyousayso won first-time out last term but DEISE DYNAMO may be the one to beat as he just failed to catch King Of The Wolds at Sedgefield and looks likely to be suited by the step up in distance. He appears to have the beating of Herdsman but Black Is Beautiful could be a threat if taking to fences and fully wound-up.
Winds And Waves (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Held up, headway after 9th, close 3rd 13th, outpaced 4 out, rallied final 100 yards, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Trafalgar (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) sft in Oct.
Full Of Joy (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, challenged 4 out, one pace in 3rd from 3 out, 4th of 9, 34l behind Papamoa (10-8) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Deise Dynamo (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd at the 11th, chased winner from 4 out, stayed on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind King Of The Wolds (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Tullyraine (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Prominent on outside, lost place before 10th, just about in touch 12th, soon outpaced, mistake 2 out, plugged on into 4th last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 11, 14l behind Trafalgar (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) sft in Oct.
Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Prominent, lost place and ridden before 8th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Staccato Valtat (10-6) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Ifyousayso (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Tracked leader, reminder after 7th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 47l behind Kellys Brow (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 5f (3) gs in Feb.
Herdsman (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 5th of 8, 34l behind King Of The Wolds (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Black Is Beautiful (FR) 3-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 5 out, rallied and every chance 2 out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Pension Plan (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.