Cruchain is very much a quick ground specialist as he showed when last seen in July where he gained a very easy victory at Cartmel. He's been raised 9lb for that and connections will be hoping the ground dries out. TOLKEINS TANGO didn't have much to beat at Wincanton earlier this month but did it better than the winning margin suggests. He jumped well and, with more progress expected, he's taken to complete the double. Gud Day beat three rivals at Perth for his only success over fences before taking on better class. A recent run in a jumper's bumper should have put him straight and he looks the main threat. Ballywatt is very consistent when managing to get round but he's now winless after 15 career starts.
Gud Day (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 13th of 15, 26l behind Presenting Arms (10-9) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Ballywatt (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Highbury High (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 7 ran.
Cruchain (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 9th, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul beating Civil Unrest (11-2) by 17l, 11 ran.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8th, challenged 4 out, led before 3 out until 3 out, led again narrowly next, joined and strongly pressed last, stayed on gamely under pressure to assert final 100 yards, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft beating Mic Aubin (10-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.