It's more than four years since Overclear was last in the winner's circle but Victor Dartnall's runners here are usually worth a second look and the top weight has the past form to figure. Boss In Boots has a recent fast-ground win at Newton Abbot to his name while Regal One came good at Towcester last month, though is still error-prone. Mcvicar should have more to offer but Strongly Suggested hasn't taken to fences so far and Irish raider Father Jack looks harshly treated. THEATRELANDS was never really travelling at Huntingdon last month and finished tailed off. But he'd won on his chasing debut at Leicester and sports blinkers here in an attempt to reproduce that form - we'll give him another chance.
Overclear 7-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, lost place 5th, last when not fluent next, well behind from 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Last Night (11-4) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Mcvicar 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, closed from 4th, not fluent 8th, one pace from 2 out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Strongly Suggested 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 5, 36l behind Itsuptoyou (11-4) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Father Jack (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th 2 out, left 5th after last and left 4th 100 yards out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Rodriguez (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Always last and well off the pace, tailed off when mistake 8th, last of 6, well behind Gallox Bridge (11-6) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leading trio, not fluent 4 out, driven after 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Boss In Boots (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May.
Boss In Boots (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Close 3rd until went 2nd after 9th, ridden and edged right approaching last, led flat, stayed on, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May beating Miss Tenacious (11-12) by 3l, 5 ran.
Regal One (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, soon pressed, kept on gamely towards finish, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Morestead (10-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Theatrelands 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened after next, left remote 3rd before 2 out, mistake last, 3rd of 8, well behind Neverownup (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in May.
Bigasabishop (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway 6th, mistake 10th, jumped right 2 out, close 3rd when blundered last, no extra, 6th of 12, 13l behind Ladfromhighworth (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May.