Trozulon was pulled-up after a bad mistake at Southwell on his chasing bow but it's too soon to write him off. LORD NAVITS made a better fist of it on his first start over fences when scoring by 10 lengths at Leicester. He has a hike in the weights to contend with but there should be more to come over the larger obstacles and he's just preferred to Jeanry. The latter carries a penalty after opening his chasing account at Chepstow and should also make another bold bid. The remaining pair are harder to fancy trying their luck over fences for the first time.
Trozulon (FR) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in touch, went 2nd at 8th, mistake 4 out, soon weakened before pulling up, in a race won by Farbreaga (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Lord Navits (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, mid-division, not fluent 1st or 2nd, headway when mistake 3rd, led next, clear from 5th, not fluent 2 out (normal 4 out), easily, won at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Tokyo Javilex (10-8) by 10l, 10 ran.
Jeanry (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 4th, went 2nd 2 out, challenged last, soon led, went clear after, eased towards finish, won at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy beating Sablazo (10-11) by 7l, 11 ran.
Ortolan (GER) 10-1 (11-5) Prominent, ridden after 5th, beaten before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 27l behind Stellar Notion (11-5) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Kayalar (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division on outside, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Iconic Rose (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec, 12 ran.