Jonjo O'Neill tries again over fences with I CAN RUN CAN YOU and this time puts up AP McCoy, who has ridden the seven-year-old in all three of his victories over hurdles. He is 23lb lower over fences than his last winning mark over the smaller obstacles and will never get a better chance to break his duck. Plumpton third Romney Marsh has only managed win over fences but should be thereabouts again and makes more appeal than the frustrating Petroupetrov, who is now tried in blinkers. Forever My Friend won at Plumpton in September but races for the first time since being pulled up here in January.
Benefit Game (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Always in rear, 10th of 12, well behind Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Petroupetrov (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders under pressure 5 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 4th of 9, 19l behind Mr Gee Jay (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Held up in last trio, headway 7th, weakened after 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tin Pot Man (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 45l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Romney Marsh 9-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, headway approaching 4 out, hit 4 out, outpaced in 6th place 3 out, rallied to 3rd between last 2, hung left and stayed on flat, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Jamesson (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) gd in Apr.
Fromthetop (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place from 3rd, tailed off, 18th of 21, well behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Autumn Haze 14-1 (10-2) In touch on outside, mistake 1st, slightly hampered 4th, struggling 7th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Turbulance (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, slow jump and ridden 4th, struggling 8th, left in distant 4th approaching 4 out, well tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Royal Chatelier (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Apr.