Any one of this quartet could score here but the lightly-raced MONOGRAM has plenty of scope for this game and is taken to go one better after a promising debut over fences behind Mister Wall Street at Hexham. Fool's Wildcat had little to do to land a claiming hurdle at Perth and makes his chasing bow but Bocciani, though well beaten on his only start over fences, has improved dramatically over timber and looks certain to go well. King In Waiting has a penalty for his victory in a novice chase at Wetherby where he defied a last-fence blunder and his overall jumping is risky to say the least.
King In Waiting (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Patiently ridden in rear, well off the pace, smooth headway before 4 out, soon tracking leader, led before and 2 lengths up when blundered badly and pecked on landing last, soon ridden, held on cleverly towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gd beating Montoya's Son (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Bocciani (GER) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, held on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr beating Odin's Raven (11-1) by nk, 11 ran.
Fool's Wildcat (USA) 1-2fav (11-4) Close up in 3rd, led 2 out, clear last, ran on well, won at Perth 2m clm hdl (5) sft beating Master Fong (11-2) by 13l, 3 ran.
Monogram 5-4fav (10-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, ridden to challenge when mistake 2 out, chased winner last, hung right and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in Apr.