Just seven runners but none can be dismissed. Seigneur Des Bois went up 8lb for his Ffos Las victory and he can't have been right on his next start at Chepstow. He bounced back at Ffos Las and this looks about his grade. Wild Geese hasn't had much racing and it will be a surprise if he isn't thereabouts after an improved run here while the consistent Rudemeister jumps and stays well though could just be suited by a bit more give in the ground. BERTIE MILAN went up 8lb for his Carlisle victory and couldn't cope at Wetherby but the assessor has relented with a 2lb drop and he looks the one to be on.
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) In rear, headway from 6 out, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Highrate (10-6) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Rudemeister (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd from 12th, kept on and no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Night In Milan (11-7) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Apr.
Categorical 11-4fav (11-6) Held up in rear, headway under pressure 4 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace approaching 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 8, 12l behind Dermatologiste (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Wild Geese (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, reminders before 13th, went 2nd before 4 out, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fiddlers Reel (10-5) at Perth 3m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 11-2 (11-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 3rd, chased leaders, stayed on to chase winner from 2 out, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sir Mattie (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Bertie Milan (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, effort and every chance next, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 4th of 8, 6l behind Dermatologiste (10-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Solway Sam 14-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and lost place between 3 out and 2 out, rallied run in, 4th of 9, 17l behind Sixty Something (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.