Last Shot and Truckers Benefit could figure if fully wound-up but Topthorn and Reste Jeune may be best watched after a break and Kayfton Pete hasn't enjoyed himself over fences so far. Zepnove had Shropshire Lass behind when springing a bit of a surprise at deserves respect but FOREVER MY FRIEND may well do better now he tackles fences and it's interesting that the handicapper is allowing him to start off over the larger obstacles off his hurdling mark - he gets the nod.
Last Shot (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, pushed along before 7th, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Western King (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Kayfton Pete 9-2 (10-13) In rear and keen, headway 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Carleton Place (10-1) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
Truckers Benefit (IRE) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 7th, went 2nd 3 out, soon led, driven and headed approaching last, still every chance when carried right after last, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Munlochy Bay (11-8) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Topthorn 9-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, prominent, led 9th, ridden and pressed 2 out, headed last, lost 2nd and one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Commander Kev (11-7) at Folkestone 2m 5f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Burnt Again (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 4th, challenged 6th, led 9th, stumbled on bend soon after, headed 10th, led approaching 12th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 42l behind Nudge And Nurdle (11-10) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Shropshirelass 11-2 (11-0) Held up, headway approaching 7th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Zepnove (9-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) In touch, ridden and outpaced before 7th, rallied to modest 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Jewellery (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Reste Jeune (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Always in rear, tailed off in 5th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Oncle Kid (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Zepnove (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Prominent, led before 2nd, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating The Grey One (10-12) by 6l, 8 ran.