Evan Williams saddles almost half of this seven-strong field but there are reasons to oppose all three of his runners. Buailteoir is unreliable, while Cold Harbour is upped in grade and Sordid Secret's best form is on quicker ground. Despite Richard Johnson partnering Winterwood, Moorlands Teri may be the pick of Tim Vaughan's pair with Tom David taking 5lb off the mare's back. Arturo Uno has his sights lowered but can hardly be described as progressive which leaves us with REBLIS. Gary Moore's gelding is having his 10th start over fences so is more exposed than some but he's hardly run a bad race and a first-time visor allied with some long-awaited leniency by the handicapper could finally see him get his head in front today.
Winterwood (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, mistake 8th, soon lost place, 5th of 7, 25l behind Galaxy Rock (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m beg chase (4) sft in Jan.
Reblis (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, driven along after 13th, stayed on to 4th from 3 out, no impression, 4th of 12, 14l behind Sea Saffron (10-10) at Wincanton 3m 1f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Arturo Uno (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Mistake 1st, mid-division, mistake and lost place 6th, behind when pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Rear Gunner (11-8) at Kempton 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Jan, 8 ran.
Moorlands Teri 8-1 (10-7) Chased leading pair, slow 6th and 10th and reminders, lost 3rd before 13th, weakened next, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Kerada (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan.
Sordid Secret (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) With leader, led 4th, headed 7th, soon led again, headed 9th, mistake and lost place 11th, weakened after 4 out, went modest 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 42l behind Royal Wedding (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Buailteoir (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Blundered 2nd, behind, not fluent and reminders 5th, losing touch when blundered 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 10th, in a race won by Sona Sasta (11-0) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 9 ran.
Cold Harbour 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headwato 4th before 5 out, ridden and blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 30l behind Lady De La Vega (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.