Spice Bar has won four times over hurdles and may have been held up too far off the pace over 2m at Uttoxeter on his chasing debut. He should do better over this longer trip while Baaher has the past form to figure, though has now had nine starts over the larger obstacles. Sambelucky has shown some promise and first-time blinkers could bring about further improvement after a rather lacklustre effort at Market Rasen but we'll take a chance on HOLE IN ONE. A first-fence blunder did her no favours at Hexham on her fencing bow but she recovered to have every chance approaching the last and should go close with a clear round here. Stand Clear is a half-sister to a winning chaser and has been knocking on the door over hurdles but her stable is struggling for winners.
Le Reveur 12-1 (11-0) Led until mistake 2 out, soon ridden, jumped right last, stayed on, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Reg's Ruby (10-7) at Towcester 2m beg chs (4) fm in Oct.
Equation (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Leggy Lad (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft, 15 ran.
Spice Bar 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 28l behind Mighty Monty (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Stand Clear 4-1fav (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway on inner before 3 out, challenged last, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Kayf Commander (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Ballymacduff (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, pulled hard, hit 9th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Western Bound (10-6) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Baaher (USA) 9-1 (10-4) In rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, chased winner last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Storm Surge (10-1) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Hole In One (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, blundered 1st, headway before 3 out, one pace from last, 5th of 11, 14l behind Panthers Run (9-9) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Sambelucky (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) In rear, reminders 3rd, never on terms, 5th of 10, 49l behind Jacko's Boy (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Forrest Lemons 66-1 (10-6) Led, reminders and headed after 4th, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Koup De Kanon (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 12 ran.