MR BACHSTER is upped a further 7lb after landing a double when successful at Leicester. But he was rated much higher over hurdles and is perfectly at home on fast ground so gets the verdict. That's The Deal has won off higher marks here but will need to step up on his latest third over track and trip when beaten eight lengths. He had Carpincho behind on that occasion. Daliance blundered his way round Stratford on his chasing debut and will need to sort out his jumping to figure but Molko Jack is back on a winning mark if putting a recent string of poor efforts behind him.
Daliance (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 4 out, headway approaching last, no chance with front pair, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Carpincho (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Towards rear, struggling 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Comeonginger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 13 ran.
That's The Deal (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Great Value (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Molko Jack (FR) 20-1 (9-11) In rear, not that fluent, behind from 4th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Massena (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 6 ran.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 2nd, led after 11th, pressed last, ridden out, won at Leicester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Nov beating Tinelyra (10-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Mr Goofy (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistake and lost place 8th, not fluent 9th, mistake when no impression 4 out, blundered badly 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Crack At Dawn (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up in last pair, headway before 9th, went 2nd approaching next, ridden after 4 out, no chance with winner before next, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 14l behind Malibu Sun (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Xenophon 16-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along 9th, struggling 4 out, ran on well flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Roc De Guye (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.