Next Sensation is a young chaser on the up but will need another career-best effort to complete his hat-trick in this better grade. Last year's winner Ulck Du Lin may have needed his run at Ascot but it was another poor performance off the back of two disappointing runs at the end of last season. Rody will do well to defy his welter burden following a break while stablemate Parsnip Pete couldn't follow up his Southwell win off a higher mark behind Anay Turge at Cheltenham. The latter is now 7lb higher but is a consistent type while Consigliere, winner of this in 2009, still retains plenty of ability. TETLAMI may have not quite lived up to early expectations but still boasts an impressive strike-rate and can win his first handicap over fences here off a decent mark.
Rody (FR) 8-1 (11-13) Soon in rear, detached and pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Quincy Des Pictons (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Ulck Du Lin (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Close up in 5th, stumbled 5th, 4th from 7th, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 15, 31l behind Drumshambo (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs.
Consigliere (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, lost place 9th, behind from 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 17, 48l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Tetlami (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) Held up in touch, mistake 7th, headway to chase leaders when mistake next, blundered 8th, mistake next, weakened approaching 4 out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Fairy Rath (10-1) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Anay Turge (FR) 9-1 (10-7) In touch, headway 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd beating Sew On Target (10-10) by 2 3/4l, 17 ran.
Next Sensation (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Made all, clear from 3 out, won at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Prince Tam (9-9) by 14l, 7 ran.
Parsnip Pete 17-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, effort on outside 3 out, weakened next, 10th of 17, 22l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Fairy Rath (IRE) 6-1fav (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place 9th, tailed off when fell last, in a race won by Drumshambo (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs, 15 ran.
Elenika (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders and effort next, kept on same pace, no impression flat, 5th of 17, 9l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.
Filbert (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, went 3rd well before 2 out, soon 2nd, no impression when hit 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, kept on same pace flat, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 15, 10l behind Drumshambo (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs.
Greywell Boy 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, dropped towards rear next, struggling 7th, no danger after, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Niceonefrankie (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.