WALTZING TORNADO was flattered by a wide winning-margin at Southwell last week as his chief rival fell. But Conor Shoemark's claim reduces a penalty and he can go in again. Double Chocolate looks a real threat dropping back down in class as he's won three times over these fences, but it's harder to make a case for any of the remainder. Rozolenn has scope on only his second start over fences but the presence of today's conditional at this track last month failed to bring any improvement in Princely Hero's poor recent form.
Double Chocolate 8-1 (10-1) Jumped right at times, prominent, led after 10th, headed 3 out, 3rd and one pace after last, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Guess Again (11-6) at Warwick 3m 2f (4) gs.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 13th, hit next, pushed along before led 3 out, in control when went left and hit 2 out where left clear, won at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating Ballyvoneen (11-12) by 43l, 5 ran.
Rozolenn (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Towards rear, pushed along and outpaced from 5 out,, no impression, 6th of 14, 15l behind Pinkneys Prince (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Princely Hero (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) In rear, pushed along before 7th, soon tailed off, 5th of 6, 36l behind Kind Of Easy (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Morestead (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 5th, headed and ridden 7th, weakening when mistake 9th, pulled up after, in a race won by Proud Times (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Flugzeug 10-1 (10-0) Chased leaders in 4th, led 11th, headed 5 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 47l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.