Landenstown Star tackles fences for the first time and is 4lb higher than when second over hurdles at Fontwell last month. DOUBLETOILNTROUBLE has been placed in seven of his 10 starts under Rules and has yet to finish out of the frame over fences. Good runs off similar marks at Ludlow and Lingfield suggest he'll take all the beating today against modest rivals. Prime Edition did win by 20 lengths at Ffos Las in May but hasn't been seen since while Molko Jack has had plenty of chances and is far from certain to be suited by this big leap in distance. The others have little to recommend them.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Jumped right at times, joined leaders 3rd, went 2nd next, led narrowly after 9th, made most after, 3 lengths ahead last, weakened and headed final 140 yards, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Ahwaak (10-1) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Molko Jack (FR) 15-2 (11-4) Held up, not fluent 1st, jumped big and bumped 5th, headway next, went 2nd 3 out, beaten when mistake last, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Daneva (10-12) at Hereford 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Bobbits Way 66-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, struggling 11th, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Harry Topper (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, led 4 out, blundered 2 out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Storm Alert (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Prime Edition (IRE) 10-3fav (10-1) Led until 10th, not fluent next, led again 12th, left clear 4 out, unchallenged, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in May beating Comme Je Trouve (11-5) by 20l, 9 ran.
Loughalder (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, in 4th and well held when quickly pulled up before last, in a race won by Master Neo (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Turbulance (IRE) 9-1 (10-3) Led until blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Celts Espere 50-1 (10-0) Behind, tailed off before 4 out, badly hampered by faller on ground and pulled up soon after 3 out, in a race won by Smokey George (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 10 ran.