BOLD CHIEF is two from two over the larger obstacles and can confirm Ludlow running with former stablemate Oscargo, though the latter is 6lb better off today and should put up more of a fight over today's longer trip as he has plenty of stamina. Providing there are no mishaps, it's difficult to see any of the other two being involved at the business end though both Golden Squirrel and Volio Vincente have been placed in point-to-points.
Bold Chief (IRE) 6-4fav (11-7) Made all, ridden before last, stayed on well but always pressed to the line, won at Stratford 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jul beating Prospect Wells (11-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Oscargo (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Pressed leader, jumped left 4th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon wandered, headed close home, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Seven Woods (10-12) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in May.
Golden Squirell (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, ridden before 6th, headed and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Plain Sailing (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf.
Volio Vincente (FR) 125-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, mistake and jumped right 5th, ridden after next, lost place next, well beaten 9th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind My Lucky Flame (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.