With Grace isn't very big and was soon in trouble at Hereford last month. Aviso got back to winning ways at Stratford last month, however, while Newton Tonic was in good form when last seen in the spring and the likes of Cruchain and Very Stylish could figure if staging a revival. CAUSING CHAOS did well in the second half of last season and was unlucky not to add to his win at Folkestone in January. This is probably short of his best but the soft ground will place the emphasis on stamina today and Nigel Twiston-Davies' six-year-old is well placed in that respect.
Aviso (GER) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in touch in rear, headway 7th, went 2nd next, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, went left last, easily, won at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep beating Try Catch Me (11-5) by 15l, 5 ran.
Cruchain (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, weakened before 8th, pulled up after 5 out, tailed off, in a race won by Shoreacres (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Causing Chaos (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up in touch in rear, jumped right 3rd, nudged along after 6th, blundered 15th, went 3rd 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind The Rainbow Hunter (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Captain Scarlett (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, hampered 2nd, soon tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind What A Warrior (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Misstree Dancer 33-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, ridden 6th, struggling in 5th 3 out, went modest 4th before next, 4th of 6, 24l behind Kells Belle (11-0) at Sandown 2m 4f mrs lst hdl (1) sft in Jan.
Ten Fires (GER) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, in rear when jumped right 7th, behind when pulled up after 11th (water), in a race won by Only Witness (9-10) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Storm Survivor (IRE) 11-1 (11-11) Held up, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly and ridden briefly next, struggling 9th, 8th of 9, well behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Very Stylish (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Prominent, ridden after 6th, lost place approaching 8th, well beaten after 3 out, 7th of 8, 25l behind Tout Regulier (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
With Grace 7-2 (11-12) In touch, chased leaders before 6th, pecked badly next, went 2nd and mistake 8th, weakened before 11th, 4th of 7, 33l behind Carleton Place (10-1) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Newton Tonic 7-4fav (10-6) With leader, led 3rd, clear from last, easily, won at Hereford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in May beating Tribal Dance (11-3) by 6l, 6 ran.