Tornado In Milan is bred to jump fences but would have preferred an easier surface. Oyster Shell was a consistent sort over hurdles and should be thereabouts if his jumping holds up while Be All Man led on to the final circuit at Kempton on Sunday and should find this easier. WOODBANK was travelling like a winner when blundering and unseating Andrew Tinkler over 2m4f here earlier this month. He deserves another chance and the drop in trip won't be a problem. Kings Flagship has a long absence to overcome.
Oyster Shell 4-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, ridden and headed flat, not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Tornado In Milan (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed 7th, weakened 2 out, 8th of 13, 28l behind Oscar Magic (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f (3) gs in Mar.
Kings Flagship 16-1 (11-5) Chased clear leader until after 3 out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before last, 6th of 11, 6l behind Quaddick Lake (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Woodbank 11-8fav (10-5) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd approaching 5 out, travelling well when blundered badly and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Lava Lamp (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gd, 4 ran.
Be All Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, challenged 4th, led and hit 6th, mistake 8th, headed 4 out, chased leader until pushed along and outpaced in 4th before 3 out, 4th of 5, 40l behind Dodging Bullets (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd.