Maller Tree is fairly treated back over fences but needs to brush up his jumping. Poole Master still pulls too hard and may struggle to get home under today's conditions while Green Belt Elite has yet to prove he's as good as he once was. Triptico has claims on last season's form but has been largely disappointing this winter while Frontier Spirit appears to have lost the plot. Tony Dinozzo has gone up a further 4lb since falling at the last at Fakenham but would have won that day and looks the danger to THE CHAZER with a clear round. Richard Lee's grey came good at this time last year and is back on a winning mark after his latest third at Leicester.
Poole Master 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden 5 out, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 11, 33l behind Renard (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Led until headed after 13th, mistake when weakening 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bennys Mist (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Triptico (FR) 11-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway under pressure6 out, soon weakened, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Night Alliance (11-0) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Green Belt Elite (FR) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden 9th, weakened after 11th, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Renard (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
The Chazer (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Held up, headway after 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression, weakened last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Good Order (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Maller Tree 33-1 (11-5) Led, hit 5th, headed before went right and blundered 3 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Saphir Du Rheu (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 15-8fav (10-2) Chased leader, led approaching 2 out, about 2 lengths ahead when fell last, in a race won by Presented (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.