Claire Wills has already partnered MASSINI MAN to a couple of victories under Rules, most recently when the partnership landed a decent novice chase at Ffos Las earlier this month. The 11-year-old is penalised for that but his form looks a cut above his rivals here and he can complete his hat-trick. Rash Move held on well to win between the flags at Hetling last month and is probably the danger as Jump Jet is having his first race for almost a year and Which Pocket was soon back-pedalling on his reappearance at Charing.
Massini Man (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Made all, mistake 3rd, jumped well after, hard pressed approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (3) gs beating Lord Ragnar (10-12) by 4l, 5 ran.
Jump Jet (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Led narrowly to 3rd, blundered next, lost place and behind 5th, not jump well after, weakened 12th, last of 6, 39l behind Samurai Way (12-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Rash Move (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Led 13; held on game cl home, won at Detling 3m ptp gs in Jan beating Balladeer (11-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Caged Tiger 14-1 (12-0) Prom; led 11-15; sn wknd, 5th of 10, 30l behind Comealong Cornwall (11-7) at Whitfield 3m ptp.
Leo McGarry (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) (cp) ur 1, in a race won by Inaro (11-0) at North Carlton 3m ptp in Jan, 7 ran.
Parrain (FR) 11-8 (12-0) Led to 2 & 4-6; led 9-10; wknd flat, 5th of 9, 19l behind Le Forezien (12-0) at Bratton Down 3m ptp gf in May.
Va Vavoom (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 8, 15l behind Blaze Ahead (11-9) at Towcester 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in Mar.
Which Pocket (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up; lost tch 13, 4th of 9, 13l behind Alphabetical (11-7) at Charing 3m ptp gd in Jan.