The General Lee's tendency to jump left didn't cost him here four weeks ago and he'll be fancied to extend his winning run. But RUMBURY GREY brings the better overall form into the race and may be better suited by the soft ground. It was good going when he got outpaced by Dante's Storm at Doncaster last month. Surenaga was a disappointing favourite between the flags last month but Findlay's Find won at Barbury last month and Rathcor can improve a little on his fourth at Catterick. Extra Bold is preferred to No Reception of the others.
Rumbury Grey 7-4 (12-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, held in 2nd when mistake last, kept on, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Dante's Storm (12-0) at Doncaster 3m 2f hts chs (6) gd in Feb.
Surenaga (IRE) Evens (12-5) (bl) hdwy 9; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 12, 15l behind Midnight King (12-5) at Blankney 3m ptp gd in Feb.
The General Lee (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Prominent, jumped left, led 3rd, at least 4 lengths clear from 10th, ran on well to go further ahead flat, won at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gs in Feb beating Lady Myfanwy (11-0) by 11l, 8 ran.
Extra Bold 25-1 (11-7) Led 1st, jumped left 6th, headed 8th, led before next, headed 13th, 4th and no extra last, 4th of 9, 18l behind Sorted (12-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (3) sft.
Findlay's Find (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Ap; led app 2 out; sn clr, won at Barbury Racecourse 3m ptp hvy in Feb beating River Indus (12-0) by 12l, 8 ran.
No Reception (IRE) 200-1 (11-7) Chased leaders until lost place and dropped to rear 7th, outpaced when blundered 12th, tailed off 15th, blundered 2 out, went poor 4th soon after last, 4th of 6, well behind Bold Addition (12-2) at Warwick 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft.
Rathcor 5-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, headway 12th, every chance 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 11l behind Killary Bay (11-7) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hts chs (6) gd.