EARL GREZ was diverted here after Catterick's meeting on Friday was abandoned and he has every chance of opening his account over fences. The victim of an inspired AP McCoy ride on Folie A Deux at Warwick last time, Philip Kirby's six-year-old is 3lb higher here but most of his rivals are struggling to recapture their best form. Follow The Sun is an exception having come good at Southwell last month, but Or d'Oudairies needs further and his stable has gone a little quiet lately. Elite Land should strip fitter for his second on the all-weather recently, however, and Folk Tune is capable when in the mood though those days have been few and far between lately.
Elite Land 5-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear and keen, chased leaders 5 out, ridden and one pace from 3 out, 4th of 7, 2l behind Riguez Dancer (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Folk Tune (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division and keen, headway approaching 5 out, weakened 4 out, 6th of 9, 32l behind Lease Lend (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Seeyaaj 9-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 3rd next, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Viable (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Jul.
Or d'Oudairies (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, blundered 3rd, blundered 11th, headway after 5 out, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace from next, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Tyrone House (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Jan.
Earl Grez (FR) 5-1 (10-11) Prominent, jumped right and bumped 1st, ridden after 3 out, led last, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Folie A Deux (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Follow The Sun (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) In rear, headway after 4 out, challenged last, ridden run-in, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Jan beating Lerida (11-2) by hd, 12 ran.
Kit Carson (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd 5th, led next until after 8th, led 4 out, mistake and headed 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Kosta Brava (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Nov.