My Brother Sylvest duly completed his hat-trick at Haydock last time but now steps up in grade and has been raised a massive 15lb in the weights. Whispering Jack didn't take to fences at Fakenham but was beaten less than a length back over timber at Towcester and is only 4lb higher here. Ben's Folly made giant strides last year but has been off the track for a while and Richard Johnson prefers chaser War Of The World. ALWAYS WAINING is also better known for his exploits over the larger obstacles and was well beaten over 3m here on his reappearance. But that run was his first since rallying to land the Topham Chase at Aintree in April and, potentially well treated over the smaller obstacles, Peter Bowen's 10-year-old could easily bounce back to winning ways today.
My Brother Sylvest 11-8fav (11-2) Made all, sometimes jumped right, clear 6th, not fluent 3 out, 15 lengths ahead when mistake last, eased flat, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct beating Dune Shine (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Whispering Jack 10-1 (11-10) Prominent, led after 3 out, jumped left 2 out, went left when strongly pressed last, headed flat, held close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Kasbadali (11-7) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Palace Jester 6-1 (11-12) Close up when fell 2nd, in a race won by You Know Yourself (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs, 8 ran.
War Of The World (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 5th of 12, 45l behind Fingal Bay (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.
Ben's Folly (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Mid-divison, headway to track leaders after 4 out, led after next, clear 2 out to last, ridden and stayed on under pressure flat, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Sep '10 beating Raslan (11-9) by 1l, 12 ran.
Always Waining (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 8th, behind next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Frontier Dancer (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 9th, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Frontier Dancer (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Dantari (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Led until 4th, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, hit last, 13th of 23, 25l behind Decoy (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Sea Saffron 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear on outside, headway and in touch 8th, ridden 15th, outpaced when hit 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 6th of 9, 18l behind Honourable Arthur (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.