INCENTIVISE won at Bangor and Fontwell in October and stays well. He was far from disgraced in the Welsh National on his penultimate start and can race off his correct mark today so shouldn't be underestimated. He gets the nod though veteran Sea Saffron has always run his best races here and is back in the right grade. Pericoloso needs to do some improving in the jumping department, though did finish ahead of recent Towcester winner Musical Wedge over 3m here in January and is 7lb better off today courtesy of the latter's penalty. Material Boy was raised 10lb after winning easily at Ffos Las but will be a danger to all if in the same mood. However, he made mistakes that day and these fences can be unforgiving if you meet them on the wrong stride.
Sea Saffron 16-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent 10th, well beaten 14th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Master Overseer (11-11) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Incentivise (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division off the pace, mistake 1st, hit 11th and dropped rear, hampered 13th, behind from next, 5th of 12, well behind Carruthers (10-8) at Ffos Las 3m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Thelobstercatcher 9-4 (10-9) Held up in touch, mistake 11th, soon driven, plugged on from last, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Tasheba (11-0) at Cartmel 3m 2f beg chase (4) gs in Aug.
Pericoloso (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Prominent when not much room 1st, jumped left, bumped and lost place next, bumped and rider lost iron briefly 5th, jumping lacked conviction after, reminders 8th, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rhum (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Jaunty Journey 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place when jumped slowly 2nd, not fluent and ridden 5th, mistake 7th, last next, well behind 14th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Master Overseer (11-11) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.
Musical Wedge 5-1 (11-2) Led until 5th, led 8th until next, led 10th, not fluent 2 out, stayed on well, won at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb beating Milans Well (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Material Boy 4-1 (11-3) Made virtually all, not fluent 11th, hit 2 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb beating Derwen Pryde (10-5) by 24l, 7 ran.
Ballyegan (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, fell 11th, in a race won by Gorgehous Lliege (10-12) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, hampered 3rd, mistake 9th, jumped slowly next, no impression from 14th, last of 8, 27l behind Chartreux (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
The Clyda Rover (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Prominent, went 2nd after 14th, every chance 3 out, ridden before next, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Pacha D'Oudairies (11-7) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.