CURRENT EVENT was much the best of these over hurdles and is likely to start odds-on for his chasing bow. Fit from an outing over timber at Chepstow last month, Paul Nicholls' charge is related to a winning chaser in France and looks the one to beat. Super Directa has won twice over hurdles and looks the one most likely to chase home the selection if taking to fences as Mon Chevalier, who has been placed three times in four chase starts, has been off the track since April 2010. Harvest Song and Johnny Mullen make no appeal.
Harvest Song (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chasing leaders when stumbled and fell 5 out, in a race won by Amazing King (11-0) at Southwell 2m beg chase (5) gd in May, 5 ran.
Johnny Mullen (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased clear leading trio, reminders 8th, dropped to last and struggling after 9th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Doeslessthanme (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Mon Chevalier (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Tracked leading pair, chased winner 8th, 2 lengths behind and trying to challenge on inside, going well enough when blundered and fell 3 out, in a race won by Josear (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Apr '10, 9 ran.
Super Directa (GER) (10-10) in a race won by Saint Renan (10-10) at Enghien(FR) 2m 3f hdl gd in May, 18 ran.
Current Event (FR) 11-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 12, 43l behind Fingal Bay (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.