The booking of Richard Johnson for Alright Benny is interesting but he would have preferred some give in the ground. Nether Stream can race off his hurdles mark so has to be considered but Johnnys Legacy already looks exposed and Aaly is 6lb out of the handicap. FINISH THE STORY and Church Bray have both won a point-to-point so should improve now tackling fences. The former has the best recent form over timber with a third at Uttoxeter and, in first-time blinkers, can come out on top.
Nether Stream (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led, ridden before 2 out, soon headed, lost 2nd last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Moyne Nineoseven (11-6) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Finish The Story (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 3 out, soon every chance, weakened before last, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Cash For Steel (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led, ridden before 3 out, headed before 2 out, faded run-in, 5th of 11, 17l behind Rogue Dancer (9-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Cruz On Ted 6-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, dived at 3rd, some headway on outside 9th, soon ridden, weakened next, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Be My Deputy (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb '13, 13 ran.
Church Bray 14-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led after 6th, headed before next, led again after hurdle, not fluent 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 17, 37l behind Jazz Man (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Alright Benny (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place from 10th, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan.
Aaly 20-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, plugged on from 2 out, no impression, 7th of 11, 15l behind Nether Stream (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.