BOLD ADDITION returned the easy winner of one of these events at Sandown last month under today's rider. He looks the one to beat on that evidence and will start a short price to follow up. Silverburn's victory at Musselburgh looks inferior form though he should go well along with last June's Stratford winner Overlut, fourth in a recent point-to-point. The rest are struggling and harder to fancy with the exception of Working Title, who has the past form to get involved if retaining his ability over regulation fences after recent placed efforts between the flags.
Bold Addition (FR) 2-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, challenged going well 3 out, led and went left 2 out, shaken up to go clear from last, easily, won at Sandown 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Feb beating Herecomesthetruth (11-10) by 15l, 4 ran.
Overlut (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Prom til wknd rap 16, 4th of 8, 23l behind Little Legend (11-0) at Higham 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Randjo (FR) 7-2 (12-7) Cl up til fell 14, in a race won by Preacher Boy (12-0) at Countryside Alliance Club 3m ptp gd in Feb, 12 ran.
Silverburn (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Jumped left, made all, stayed on strongly from 2 out, well clear when hung left flat, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in Feb '12 beating Spellchecker (11-13) by 16l, 8 ran.
No Reception (IRE) 200-1 (11-5) Led before 2nd until 3rd, chased leaders, hit 10th, mistake and weakened 13th, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind The General Lee (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gs in Feb.
Working Title (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up; chsd wnr 16; no ex last, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Little Legend (11-0) at Higham 3m ptp gd in Feb.