MARKY BOB found one too good at Cheltenham in one of these events last time but had Rash Move 10 lengths back in third. A repeat effort should be good enough to score in this company. The latter may finish closer this time while Shrewd Investment won a maiden hunter chase at Towcester three weeks ago and this doesn't look much tougher. Moon Over Miami was still beaten a distance despite finishing runner-up at Musselburgh on his latest start but makes most appeal of the remainder.
Marky Bob (IRE) 6-1 (11-13) Led, mistake 5th, clear after 3 out until after 2 out, headed when jumped left last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Himalayan Express (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gd.
Rash Move (IRE) 6-4fav (11-13) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 7th, not fluent next, ridden after 3 out, 3rd and one pace approaching last, 3rd of 14, 15l behind Himalayan Express (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gd.
Arumun (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Led to after 4th, tracked leader, lost place 8th, 4th and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, 29l behind Citrus Mark (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Shrewd Investment 3-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, mistake 7th, chased leaders before 4 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, won at Towcester 2m 3f hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Bleuvito (11-9) by 23l, 9 ran.
Green Du Ciel (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Always behind, 5th of 12, 31l behind Gin Cobbler (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hts chs (6) gs in Apr.
King Diamond (FR) 25-1 (12-0) (cp) led til hdd 10; wknd & pu 13, in a race won by Killard Point (12-3) at Fernie 3m ptp gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Moon Over Miami (GER) 3-1 (12-5) Led til hdd 15; no ex 2 out, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Buckstruther (12-5) at Morpeth 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Roby De Cimbre (FR) 25-1 (12-0) (tt) a bhnd, 8th of 11, 26l behind Realt Ag Leimt (12-0) at Quorn 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Discussion Forum 5-4 (11-7) Held up; eff 3 out; unable qckn flat, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Penelope Pips (11-7) at Farmers Bloodhounds 3m ptp gd in Apr.