All eyes here will be on MOLOTOF as he makes his debut over the larger obstacles. Nicky Henderson's grey was a high-class novice hurdler last season, winning a Listed contest at Haydock in November and following up in a Grade 2 at Ascot. He is impossible to oppose if his jumping proves up to scratch. Ballygarvey has already won a point-to-point but is likely to do better over further while the once-useful Gloucester has had his problems lately and is jumping fences late in life. Bally Legend should win races once he's had a bit of experience, however, and Changing Times was second at Carlisle on his chasing bow, though is another who may this a bit sharp.
Aussie Man And Van (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Mistake 1st, held up, ridden 7th, behind 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd, 11 ran.
Ballygarvey (FR) 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed before 6th, reminders before 8th, behind after 8th soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Azulada Bay (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Bally Legend 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, weakened soon after 4 out, 11th of 17, 31l behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Changing Times (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Led, mistake 4 out, headed after next, weakened before last, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Rival D'estruval (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy.
Gloucester 14-1 (11-4) Held up in last, mistake 2nd, 8th before 2 out, never on terms, 8th of 16, 25l behind Viva Colonia (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Jul '11.
Henry Hurst (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division in touch, headway 4 out, challenged and every chance 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Jupiter Rex (FR) 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, weakened 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Abergavenny (10-9) at Hereford 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Apr '11.
Molotof (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, ridden after 8th, no impression on leaders, weakened 3 out, 5th of 10, 29l behind Simonsig (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Navajo Nation (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up, strugggling after 8th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Princely Hero (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Swift Lord (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 15th of 20, well behind Valento (10-11) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Miss Tenacious 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 6th, soon lost touch and pulled up, in a race won by Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs, 11 ran.