It's difficult to make a strong case for any of this bunch. THORNCLIFFER gets the token vote as he scored in testing ground at Wetherby before failing to complete his latest start. Franklin Roosevelt got no further than the first fence at Leicester where he unseated having tried to refuse but Top Benefit went close on his latest start over fences when third at Towcester and he can figure. Kilvergan Boy never threatened despite making the frame at Ludlow last time but Pretty Penny finished a bit closer at Plumpton on her latest start.
Great Hero 16-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 5th, blundered next, behind 10th, last of 12, well behind Trojan Sun (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Prominent, ducked right and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Lough Coi (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Top Benefit (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, not fluent 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 17, 22l behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Wherrimon 11-4 (11-12) Led until before 13th, 3rd and weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Salut Honore (11-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 4 ran.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Made most, ridden and headed when hit 4 out, chased winner until next, stayed on same pace and no impression in 3rd after, 3rd of 8, 14l behind One More Dinar (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Thorncliffer 11-4 (10-1) Tracked leaders, reminder 9th, ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next, in a race won by Gorgehous Lliege (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
De Waiting Game (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Jumped left, in touch, headway to 4th at 10th, soon ridden along, blundered 12th, weakened before blundered 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Ahwaak (10-1) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Pretty Penny 4-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, headway 12th, ridden in 4th before next, kept on pressing for 3rd flat, 4th of 8, 12l behind Beware Chalk Pit (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 11-1 (10-2) Pressed leader until 5th, chased leading pair until approaching 6th, weakened 10th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind One More Dinar (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.