SHOEGAZER had no problem with the heavy ground at Hereford and has plenty of scope over the larger obstacles. He can make it two out of two in chases here though the five-year-old Tour Des Champs looks an interesting recruit to fences as he had some decent form over hurdles and was thought good enough to contest the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Lady Everywhere won a novices' handicap at Chepstow last month and that experience will stand her in good stead while should also be more to come from Market Rasen second Nom Dom but Indian Daudaie and Prince Buster are starting to look exposed.
Shoegazer (IRE) 4-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, blundered 1st, led 7 out, jumped left 2 out, clear from last, easily, won at Hereford 3m 1f beg chase (5) hvy beating Lord Tomnoddy (11-0) by 20l, 4 ran.
Ballycracken (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden approaching 6th, weakening when hampered 8th, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Benheir (11-6) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Indian Daudaie (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Not fluent, chased winner until approaching 2nd, stayed in 3rd, reminders after 10th, no chance wth leading pair from 4 out, went right last 3, lost poor 3rd flat, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Mush Mir (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Lady Everywhere 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, led 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, stayed on well flat, won at Chepstow 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr beating Overnight Fame (10-9) by 10l, 8 ran.
Non Dom (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, in 3rd when pecked badly 3 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Ballyoliver (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Prince Buster (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 11th, chased leading pair after 4 out, kept on under pressure flat, no impression, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Lady Everywhere (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Tour Des Champs (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, ridden and effort after 9th, outpaced when mistake 3 out, soon well beaten, tailed off, 6th of 8, 34l behind Ambion Wood (11-6) at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Apr.
High Ransom 10-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4 out, plugged on from last, no impression, 4th of 13, 26l behind Tenor Nivernais (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.