The market should tell us whether Nodebateaboutit is ready for this after a lay-off. He wouldn't be without a chance at the weights. Leg Iron has also been absent for a while but the others have all had at least one outing this season, though African Broadway and Strongbows Legend were pulled up last time and Well Refreshed fell here last month when just getting the worst of an argument with Pete The Feat. MOHI RAHRERE has won on heavy ground and stays really well. He may still be a couple of pounds too high in the weights but could still take this with Rigadin de Beauchene possibly better over slightly shorter. Carpincho may just need another run to put him straight.
African Broadway (IRE) 9-4fav (11-8) Held up mid-division, pushed along 13th, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov, 9 ran.
Carpincho (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, weakened approaching last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Buck Mulligan (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Strongbows Legend 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10th, led 4 out, ridden and headed before next, soon lost 2nd, weakened badly to 7th before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Swing Bill (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov, 14 ran.
Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 11-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, every chance when blundered badly and good recovery 4 out, soon lost place, rallied 2 out, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sizing Santiago (10-13) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Leg Iron (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Led 2nd, headed approaching 4th, chased leader until mistake next, regained 2nd at 9th, ridden and no impression on winner from 2 out, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Roalco De Farges (11-5) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (3) gs in Apr.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 5 out, weakening when blundered 3 out, 6th of 12, 22l behind Lost Glory (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Oct.
Nodebateaboutit 3-1fav (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 13th, every chance 4 out, challenging in 2nd when brougt down 3 out, in a race won by Cerium (10-1) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Well Refreshed 7-2 (10-8) Held up in touch on outside, tracked leading pair 12th, went 2nd after 4 out, driven next, 1 length down and staying on when fell 2 out, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 5 ran.