Saphire Night is probably the form pick on her second at Chepstow last March but she had every chance on her reappearance over a shorter trip here three weeks ago and is getting a little long in the tooth. Will Scarlet was well beaten at Hereford on Sunday, while Rhum has failed to complete in three of his five starts over fences though this is a significant drop in grade. Jump Up likes it here and could figure if taking to fences but may just need this so we'll give the vote to THE FALKLANDER, who was only beaten half-a-length in a handicap at Towcester last time having looked the likely winner at the last. He still has a bit of scope and can go one better today.
Jump Up 11-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd from 3 out, challenged for 2nd from 2 out, chased leader soon after, led soon after last, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar beating Monsieur Cadou (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rhum (FR) 12-1 (10-6) Always behind, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Le Beau Bai (10-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
The Falklander 9-2 (11-6) Pressed winner, led narrowly 8th, driven approaching 2 out, ridden last, kept on flat, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Picture In The Sky (10-11) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Will Scarlet (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 6th until next, left in lead 12th, headed next, hit 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 8, 47l behind Brackloon High (11-0) at Hereford 3m 1f beg chase (4) sft.
Saphire Night 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, took closer order 3rd, led before 6th, pressed and pecked 2 out, ridden and headed last, switched right run-in, kept on, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Tullow Boy (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.