Despite his generous starting price, there appeared no fluke about Mohayer's defeat of Daldini and eight others at Market Rasen last month. But previously thought best over shorter trips, he has a further three furlongs to cover here and that may just prove his undoing off a 6lb higher mark. KAYBEEW won over hurdles here in January and repeated the trick over fences last month. That was his chasing debut so there is probably more to come from Nigel Twiston-Davies' six-year-old who can follow up today. My Moment won at Fakenham in October but doesn't appear the force of old, while Sun Tzu has lost his way again and Take Over Sivola has struggled since arriving from France. The others have plenty to prove at present.
My Moment (IRE) 18-1 (11-8) Soon with leader, blundered 9th, lost place next, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Prophete De Guye (10-10) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Mohayer (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) In rear, headway halfway, chased leader after 4 out, joined leader 2 out, ridden to lead final strides, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov beating Daldini (10-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Pak Jack (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by West End Rocker (10-10) at Aintree 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) hvy, 14 ran.
Sun Tzu (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon in rear, jumped slowly 5th, blundered 9th, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Stewarts House (11-8) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy.
Kaybeew 3-1 (11-7) Made most, ridden 3 out, joined last, driven out, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov beating Rate Of Knots (11-12) by 1l, 5 ran.
Horsham Lad (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) In rear, not particulary fluent, jumped left and slightly hampered 8th, pushed along 13th, mistake, swerved left to avoid faller and unseated rider 14th, in a race won by Battlecry (10-8) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 7 ran.
Take Over Sivola (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Chased clear leader until 10th, weakened bypassing ommited 4 out, 7th of 15, 20l behind Bless The Wings (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Bobs Law (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio until mistake and dropped rear 1st, never travelled or jumped with any fluency after, went remote 4th 12th, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Comehomequietly (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) gd in Oct.