Victories at Uttoxeter, Plumpton and Folkestone recently suggests Pete The Feat has improved this term but he has another penalty to carry here which means he's now 23lb higher than when his winning run began. We'll take on the top weight with WELL REFRESHED, a 15-length winner at Fontwell last month on only his second start over fences and open to plenty of further improvement. Pensnett Bay did well last season and also on his return at Sandown. He shouldn't be far away either but The Black Baron hasn't raced since well beaten in a Wetherby novice chase in February and Sapphire Rouge was a remote fourth on her fencing bow at Fontwell.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Prominent, led before 5th, not fluent 13th, clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Goring One (11-4) by 7l, 13 ran.
The Black Baron (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Led, blundered 2nd, headed next, jumped right from 7th, lost 2nd when hit 4 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 19l behind Railway Dillon (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Feb.
Pensnett Bay 16-1 (10-8) Led and soon clear, hit 6th and 13th, reduced lead at 16th, jumped left from 18th, blundered badly and nearly unseated rider 19th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner until hit last, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 7l behind Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Prominent, pushed along approaching 8th, stumbled 9th, lost place approaching 11th, outpaced 4 out, no impression when mistake 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 49l behind Rydalis (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f Mares Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Well Refreshed 12-1 (11-9) In rear, headway 3 out, led 2 out, clear and blundered last, stayed on strongly, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Meet Me At Dawn (10-4) by 15l, 5 ran.