Mount Welcome popped up at a big price at Worcester last week but has a penalty to overcome against tougher opposition. ACCESSALLAREAS also carries a penalty for his recent win at Taunton but scored with plenty in hand and gets the nod to follow up. Cocoa Key posted a better effort at Wetherby on only his third start over fences and should be thereabouts while The Grey One found only one too good at Fontwell back in September and can make the frame again with a similar effort.
Mount Welcome (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 8th, led going well 4 out, edged left when clear flat, ran on, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Cruise In Style (11-9) by 5l, 12 ran.
Cocoa Key (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Led, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Lukey Luke (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Accessallareas (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 5th, led 5 out, clear before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on strongly, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf beating Bolachoir (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
The Grey One (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) In touch in mid-division, took keen hold, hit 3rd, mistake and lost place 6th, soon in rear, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Vintage Red 16-1 (10-13) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden approaching 3 out, well held before next, 6th of 16, 34l behind Super Collider (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Guns of Love (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Led to 5 out, weakened 4 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Accessallareas (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Strathaird (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Catawollow (9-8) at Wetherby 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Mad Professor (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Jumped left and bumped rival 1st, chased leaders, ridden after 6th, last next, well behind 4 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Apache Dawn (10-0) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Youm Jamil (USA) 5-1fav (10-0) In rear, headway before 2 out, challenged last, led narrowly last 50 yards, headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, hd behind Mutanaker (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.