Charlie Longsdon's stable seems to have been suffering a little since the bad weather arrived so now may be the time to oppose the hat-trick-seeking Topaze Collonges, who has been found wanting in this grade in the past. There is no stopping Venetia Williams, however, and her REGINALDINHO was quite impressive when winning by seven lengths over course and distance earlier this month. He's 9lb higher today but may be on an upward curve and can follow up. Ajzal was seventh and subsequent Huntingdon scorer Trojan Sun pulled up when the selection finished fourth at Hereford earlier and look held but Ffos Las second Material Boy has claims and Amroth Bay could be well handicapped.
Trojan Sun 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear approaching last, ridden out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Addiction (11-12) by 7l, 12 ran.
Meet The Critics (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway 6th, dropped to rear before 11th, headway again 13th to get in behind leaders next, ridden and weakened quickly when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Flying Award (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 9 ran.
Hoare Abbey (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked winner throughout, no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Brave Spartacus (11-9) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Blackwell Synergy (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never involved, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Arbeo (10-10) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Reginaldinho (UAE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, headway when not fluent 7th, ridden to lead last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Caulfields Venture (10-11) by 7l, 9 ran.
Material Boy 15-2 (11-0) Prominent, led 4th, headed approaching 7th, led again next, headed 12th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bendant (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 5f beg chs (4) hvy in Dec.
Midnight Macarena 7-2fav (11-12) Mid-division in 4th, blundered 4 out, ridden and went 4th before last, one pace, 5th of 10, 22l behind Newton Tonic (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Topaze Collonges (FR) 7-2 (11-11) Made most, drew clear after 3 out, kept on from next, ridden out flat, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Mujamead (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Basil Fawlty (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 5 out, 5th of 7, well behind Keppols Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) hvy.
Ajzal (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, ridden after 12th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Bobby Dove (9-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Amroth Bay 10-3fav (11-9) In touch, went 3rd after 4th, hit 8th and 12th, under pressure when blundered 15th, ridden and weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Noble Witness (11-6) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.