CURRENT EVENT is certain to start a short-priced favourite here and is difficult to oppose after his impressive chasing debut over the C&D in November. He hasn't run subsequently but should still be good enough though the consistent Get It On won't go down without a fight. He's been competing at a decent level since making a winning debut over fences at Sedgefield in September and today's ground conditions will prove ideal. Edlomond produced a much improved effort when runner-up to Imperial Shabra at Stratford and as he hasn't had much experience there's no reason why he should make further progress.
Current Event (FR) 5-6fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well from last, won at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) sft in Nov beating Super Directa (11-1) by 11l, 5 ran.
Get It On (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Towards rear, in 6th and plenty to do after last(omitted 5 out), good headway over 2f out, stayed on well to go 4th over 1f out, nearest at finish, 4th of 8, 13l behind Ultimate (10-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Aussie Man And Van (IRE) Bob's Return gelding out of Hot Line.
Edlomond (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) In rear, went 4th before 7th, chased winner last, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Imperial Shabra (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Galantos (GER) 12-1 (10-13) Always in rear, ridden and struggling before 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Jackers (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Musashi (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, driven in 4th before 2 out, mistake last, kept on to 3rd flat,, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Zelos Diktator (11-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.