Ruby Walsh keeps faith with OSCARGO, even though the lightly-raced seven-year-old has gone up 4lb since finishing third over a longer trip on his reappearance. The gelding still showed signs of inexperience that day and, despite the fact that he looks a chaser in the making, can improve to recapture the winning thread today. Paul Nicholls also runs the unbeaten Garton King but he's been sidelined for a while and Di Kaprio may be a bigger danger. Still unexposed, who only had to be pushed out to land a novices' handicap at Newbury on his return to action and the longer distance should suit. Mobaasher and Kayf Aramis seem to have lost their way but Killyglen was a decent third over fences at Haydock last time and looks better treated than Los Nadis.
Mobaasher (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 7th, weakened from 8th, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Restless Harry (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Pause And Clause (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Behind, never jumped well, struggling when pulled up 6th, in a race won by Liberate (10-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May, 17 ran.
Los Nadis (GER) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 20, 29l behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.
Kayf Aramis 22-1 (10-10) With leaders, lost place 4 out, soon behind, 16th of 20, well behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.
Killyglen (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Led, driven clear 4 out to 2 out, joined last, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Cappa Bleu (11-11) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Oscargo (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, challenged and not much room last, no impression on front pair towards finish, 3rd of 19, 4l behind Dorset Square (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Di Kaprio (FR) 11-1 (11-9) Led, hit 5th, narrowly headed briefly 3 out, soon led again, narrowly headed 2 out, stayed challenging, led again and hit last, stayed on well flat, driven out, won at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov beating Magic Marmalade (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Garton King 7-2 (11-4) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 4 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '10 beating Royal Collonges (10-11) by 4l, 11 ran.
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 30l behind My Arch (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.