NOBLE LEGEND made it three in a row over fences when scoring on his comeback at Haydock last month. He's up another 8lb but is worth sticking with until beaten. A visor replaces the cheekpieces on Eyre Apparent after his latest second at Wetherby though he's still 10lb higher than when scoring at Perth in August and Gougane is turned out quickly having finished runner-up at Southwell during the week. No No Bingo posted his best effort over fences so far with a win at Fontwell last month and makes more appeal than Qualitee, well beaten at Ludlow on her comeback run.
Cruchain (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) In rear, mistake 1st, pushed along after 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 43l behind Be Definite (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Noble Legend 11-4 (11-3) With leader, led from 7th, pressed from 4 out, kept on before and clear last, ridden out, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct beating Hodgson (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Eyre Apparent (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, slightly lost place 9th, pushed along after 5 out, rallied to chase leading pair before 4 out, stayed on to 2nd soon after 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Gougane (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, left 5 lengths 2nd when hit 2 out and slightly hampered, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Mallusk (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, headway before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 23l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
King Jack 7-1 (11-2) Last pair, headway 4 out, disputing 3rd next, weakened next, poor 5th when pulled up before last, in a race won by General Kutuzov (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May, 8 ran.
No No Bingo (IRE) 5-6fav (11-12) Disputed lead until led 5th, strongly challenged last, kept on well under pressure, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Oct beating Rash Moment (9-11) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Overnight Fame (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Made most, not fluent 11th, joined 4 out, driven and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner approaching last, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Lady Everywhere (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Qualitee 5-1 (11-7) Led 1st until 2nd, led 6th, headed 4 out, jumped left 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 23l behind Topthorn (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.