There is no obvious angle into this contest which is sure to turn into an out-and-out slog. CURRENT CLIMATE was well beaten on similar ground last time but previously stayed on really strongly in the closing stages here when second to Bring It On Home. He's been dropped a couple of pounds for that modest latest effort but is worth another chance off what looks a feasible mark. Oncle Kid was well behind the selection in the aforementioned contest at this venue but previously scored here in doughty fashion and shaped well last time when a more than respectable second to Good Order at Wincanton. His overall form profile affords him sound claims. Rateable Value has form to his name here over this trip and ground and will be involved if at his best, although he cannot be said to be the most reliable of performers on recent evidence.
Jordan 13-2 (10-6) Always in rear, 5th of 7, well behind Marodima (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Oncle Kid (FR) 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden to chase winner 3 out, 1 1/2 lengths down last, held flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Good Order (11-10) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Master d'Or (FR) 25-1 (11-7) In rear, behind 10th, never in contention, 5th of 10, 33l behind Time To Think (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Rateable Value 6-1 (10-12) Prominent, lost place after 3rd, ridden and outpaced after 10th, behind 4 out, left modest 4th 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 8, 15l behind Folie A Deux (10-11) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs.
Catspan (FR) 20-1 (11-6) In touch on inside, mistake 3rd, not fluent and reminder 8th, lost place before next, pulled up approaching 10th, in a race won by Time To Think (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy, 10 ran.
Clifden Boy (IRE) 20-1 (12-7) To & pu 12, in a race won by Southwestern (12-7) at Wadebridge 3m ptp gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Sam Hall (FR) 66-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, weakened after next, behind 5th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Joseph Lister (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Current Climate (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Always behind, reminders after 5th, reminders and struggling 8th, stumbled next, tailed off, 6th of 8, 28l behind Brunette'sonly (11-4) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.
Waldsee (GER) 50-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, held in 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Ravastree (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs, 5 ran.
One And All (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Never travelling or jumped with any fluency in rear, tailed off when mistake 11th, pulled up 14th, in a race won by Sarika (11-5) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec, 11 ran.
Monsieur Georges (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd approaching 4th until 6th, went 2nd again approaching 9th until approaching 4 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Malin Head (10-4) at Folkestone 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.