There are has only been five declared for this but it could be one of the most competitive races on the card. Toby Lerone tries to follow up Friday's easy Southwell win under a penalty and must have every chance of doing so. De Blacksmith made the well-regarded Uxizandre pull out all the stops at Plumpton on his chasing bow but Howard's Legacy probably has some questions to answer after pulling up, for the third time in a row, on his reappearance and the returning Red Anchor is 7lb out of the handicap. SEVEN WOODS has bags of stamina and, considering he is barely out of the novice stage, ran well for a long way against useful handicappers at Wincanton last time. He may just outstay these in the ground.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) In rear, jumped very slowly 1st and 2nd, soon well behind, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Rossini's Dancer (10-9) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Seven Woods (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, steady headway to 5th at 13th, outpaced after 18th, went modest 4th under pressure before 3 olut, 4th of 12, 32l behind Standing Ovation (10-0) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
De Blacksmith (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led as leader blundered badly 2 out, driven and hung left before last, headed close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Uxizandre (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f (3) sft in Oct.
Toby Lerone (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Made all, drew readily clear after 2 out, comfortably, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Trojan Sun (11-9) by 17l, 4 ran.
Red Anchor (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, led before 12th, ridden before 3 out, went right when not fluent last, kept on flat, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr beating Porters War (11-0) by 4l, 9 ran.