Artic Night won over hurdles at Worcester last month but stable companion WHAT A GOOD NIGHT possibly has the greater scope. The switch to fences should suit the five-year-old and, with Ryan Hatch taking off 7lb, he can open his account today. Lucky To Be Alive is another likely to improve for tackling fences while The Goldmeister has twice been placed over the larger obstacles at Newton Abbot this summer. Bincombe was often placed over timber but doesn't look particularly well treated here.
Bincombe 11-4fav (10-11) Held up in mid-division, headway to chased leaders approaching 7th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Chestertern (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
What A Good Night (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd after last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Absolute Shambles (10-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Further More (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 10th, tailed off next and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Gilded Age (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Artic Night (FR) 5-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway from 9th, led flat, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Burns Night (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Bens Moor (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, well beaten after 7th, 12th of 13, 47l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, mistake 7th, ridden 3 out, 4th and one pace 2 out, 4th of 12, 9l behind Dom Lukka (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
The Goldmeister (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 11th, left close 2nd 15th, every chance 4 out, one pace from next, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Volio Vincente (9-9) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Sep.
Bobbisox (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, struggling before 5 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Bennys Well (9-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Pod 20-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, struggling and no chance when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 48l behind High Ville (11-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.