Mwaleshi has taken well to fences and stayed on dourly to get back to winning ways at Haydock eight days ago. Robbie ran well over hurdles here earlier in the month while God's Own is very interesting now tackling the larger obstacles and should be winning soon. Next Sensation won at Plumpton and Newcastle before unseating his rider at Newbury while Doynosaur was successful at Newcastle last time, though is taking on much better opposition now. Turn Over Sivola has been keeping good company but ROYAL GUARDSMAN looked very unlucky at Sandown as Sandown as he was going best of the leaders when slipping badly after jumping the second last and losing his action. He could be worth an interest here despite being a couple of pounds out of the handicap.
Mwaleshi 4-1 (11-3) Led until after 3rd, led again 2 out, ridden clear, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m nov chs (2) sft beating Valco De Touzaine (11-1) by 5l, 5 ran.
God's Own (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, weakened next, 14th of 20, well behind Thomas Crapper (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Robbie 9-1 (11-1) Close up, every chance 3 out, ridden after last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Makari (11-0) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl (2) gd.
Next Sensation (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Led 2nd, not fluent 5th, blundered and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Filbert (10-8) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, mistake 1st, went 3rd 8th, not fluent 12th, closing steadily when left 2nd 3 out, weakened and no chance with winner soon after, 2nd of 4, 18l behind Baby Mix (11-4) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) gd in Nov.
Doynosaur 15-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway before 7th, led before 2 out, kept on well towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m nov chs (4) gd beating Simply Ned (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Sound Investment (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance next, no extra flat, 6th of 11, 11l behind Like Minded (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Royal Guardsman (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent and bumped 6th, headway approaching 11th, travelling well in 5th after 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, keeping on in 3 lengths 3rd when blundered badly and sprawled 2 out, went 4th flat, not recover, 4th of 9, 17l behind The Italian Yob (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Benefit Cut (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Led and soon clear, reduced lead before 2 out, driven between last 2, edged left and headed beore mistake last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Capellanus (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.