CURRENT EVENT landed a Kempton handicap and couldn't handle an 8lb rise in better company later. This is his grade and another success is on the cards. Sew On Target went up 7lb for his Chepstow victory and couldn't cope when sent to Cheltenham last month but should be much more at home here. Pure Faith has gone backwards and is better handicapped over hurdles but neither Owen Glendower nor West With The Wind are out of this as they have regularly competed at a higher level.
Owen Glendower (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 8th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 16, 12l behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May '12.
Current Event (FR) 5-1 (11-3) Led until 4th, led when not fluent next, hedaed 7th, jumped slowly 7th, lost place and ridden 10th, weakened after 11th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilcrea Asla (9-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
West With The Wind 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, lost place from 5th, behind when mistake 8th, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Oiseau de Nuit (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Pure Faith (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, jumped big 5th and 6th, closed 8th, led approaching 10th, headed before 3 out, soon beaten, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Sew On Target (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Led until not fluent 1st, led 5th, headed next, mistake 8th, 4th and one pace from last, no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 9, 12l behind Grouse Lodge (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr.