High Ron has seconds at Towcester and Uttoxeter to his name but the form is nothing to write home about. ACCORDING TO TREV was placed in a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham in the autumn but should come into his own over fences and this looks a suitable starting point. He should win if his jumping proves up to scratch, though Roving Lad was almost upsides the winner when falling at the last on his most recent run over fences and still has a bit of scope over the larger obstacles.
According To Trev (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, stayed on same pace last, 6th of 17, 8l behind Big Easy (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.
Checkmate 150-1 (11-9) In rear, weakened from 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind High Storm (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Jul.
High Ron 33-1 (11-0) Behind from 3rd, hit next, reminders and struggling after 8th, lost touch 10th, last and still plenty to do 4 out, left moderate 3rd last, rallied to take 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Brassick (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f beg chase (4) gd in Jul.
Neverownup (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, outpaced before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 7, 22l behind Lauberhorn (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Roving Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, went 9th before straight, soon no impression, kept on, 7th of 15, 25l behind Black Benny (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs gd.
Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Always behind, pulled up before 7 out, in a race won by Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gf in Jul, 10 ran.