Mister Hyde has top weight here, despite the fact that he's never actually managed to get his head in front over fences. He was only awarded his victory at Uttoxeter last season in the stewards' room. Though successful over hurdles on his reappearance, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is worth taking on with POWER PACK JACK. Nigel Twiston-Davies' only runner at the meeting found The Magic Bishop more than three lengths too good over C&D 13 days ago but that run will have boosted his confidence and he's 7lb better off now with the winner. All of the others have a bit to prove at present as they are returning from time on the sidelines of varying degrees.
Mister Hyde (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Pressed leader, not fluent 4th, led approaching next, driven and headed after 3 out, 5 lengths down and beaten when clear last, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in May beating Medic Man (9-13) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Led to 6th, chased leaders, lost place 9th soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lively Baron (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs, 10 ran.
Vamizi (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up behind, fell 15th, in a race won by Cerium (10-1) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
The Magic Bishop 5-2 (11-12) Settled in rear, in touch, took closer order 7th, led approaching 2 out, edged right, stayed on strongly, won at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Et Maintenant (11-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, mistake 11th, headway after 14th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 11, 31l behind Mac Aeda (11-2) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.
Rebel Swing 6-1 (10-13) Refused to race, in a race won by Tim The Chair (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May, 6 ran.
Power Pack Jack (IRE) 13-8fav (11-9) Disputed lead until led 9th, strongly challenged from 4 out, headed after 2 out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind The Magic Bishop (11-12) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Keeverfield (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by La Pantera Rosa (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug, 14 ran.