Placed six times in nine starts, DOUBLETOILNTROUBLE posted a much better effort on only his second start over fences last month when runner-up to Changing Lanes at Ludlow. This looks no tougher and he can finally get off the mark. Roseini popped up at a big price in a novice hurdle last month but will need to improve on earlier efforts in hunter chases to figure. Royaume Blue went close at Uttoxeter back in January and may figure in this with a repeat.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th when hit 4 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Changing Lanes (11-5) at Ludlow 3m am hcp ch 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Roseini (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, dropped to rear after 3rd, struggling 4 out, 12 lengths down in 4th 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd last, soon gifted lead, ridden flat, held on near finish, won at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct beating Buxom (10-12) by 1l, 5 ran.
De Waiting Game (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, weakened before next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 6, 37l behind Meet Me At Dawn (10-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in May.
Meet Me At Dawn 10-1 (10-1) Took keen hold, led after 2nd, blundered and rider lost one iron 5th, unseated rider next, in a race won by Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Royaume Bleu (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, hit 13th, outpaced in 5th before next, 5th of 10, 27l behind Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct.
Callerlilly 12-1 (10-0) Soon towards rear, mistake 11th, reminders after next, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Desperate Dex (11-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Ahwaak (USA) 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders on inside, not always fluent, hit 2 out and weakened, 5th of 12, 36l behind Midnight Gold (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.