BENNYS WELL is the only one with any recent form worth a mention. He scored at Uttoxeter last month and can shrug off an 8lb rise in this company. The veteran Matmata de Tendron won here in April and Presented was placed off higher marks at the start of the year. Stormion won at Newcastle in January but was pulled-up on his recent reappearance while Irish raider Terry Tibbs has been placed in point-to-points but has shown little over regulation fences so far.
Presented (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Always towards rear, tailed off before 5 out, pulled up, in a race won by Blackwell Synergy (11-10) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Terry Tibbs (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, struggling 9th, soon tailed off, some headway 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, well behind Dursey Sound (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
Stormion (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up, not fluent 4th, pushed along before 6th, behind 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Cilliseal (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 3rd and 5th when lost place, well beaten before 2 out, plugged on flat, 6th of 10, 12l behind Hartforth (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Runswick Relax 5-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 2nd, ran in snatches after, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Solway Dornal (9-7) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Bennys Well (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Made all, not fluent and reminders 9th, clear before last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct beating Always Bold (11-11) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Matmata de Tendron (FR) 9-1 (10-10) Chased leaders until mistake 7th, ridden after 12th, well beaten 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 18, well behind Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
The Shrimp (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Prominent early, chased leaders, lost place before 6th, ridden and struggling 8th, well behind next, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Streams Of Whiskey (11-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Great Ocean Road (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Held up, ridden after 8th, not fluent next, well held 3 out, pressed for modest 4th 2 out, 5th of 9, 46l behind Shooting Times (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.