Tetlami had no chance against Overturn at Musselburgh last time but wasn't entirely convincing when winning on his chasing debut at Kempton. He may struggle to give 7lb here to TONY STAR providing the latter has recovered from a fall at Wincanton last month. Philip Hobbs' useful hurdler had earlier finished fourth at the same track in a Grade 2 that's worked out well. Act Of Kalanisi has been quite highly tried since winning at Leicester in November but his jumping has let him down on occasions while Jackies Solitaire never looked like following up her Catterick win at Newbury last time and is another with jumping issues. Torran Sound looks best of the rest as Grey Gold has been off the track for more than a year.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Theatrical Star (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) hvy, 8 ran.
Tetlami (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked winner, mistake 6th, ridden and no chance with winner after 8th, 2nd of 4, 29l behind Overturn (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m nov chs (3) gs.
Grey Gold (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 6th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, headed before hitting last, no extra flat, 4th of 12, 10l behind Ted Spread (10-13) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jan '12.
Tony Star (FR) 11-10fav (10-12) Raced keenly, held up 3rd and last, hit 7th, outpaced 4 out, 10 lengths down in 3rd and held when fell next, in a race won by The Druids Nephew (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan, 3 ran.
Torran Sound 6-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 4th, led 7th, headed before 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 10, 26l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Jackies Solitaire 9-4 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th (water) and rider lost iron briefly, mistake 8th, ridden and no impression after 4 out, 4th of 5, 28l behind Violin Davis (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan.
Should I Stay (FR) 66-1 (11-8) Behind, headway 4 out, soon no impression, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by African Gold (11-10) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 12 ran.