KILVERGAN BOY won at Perth in September. This doesn't look any tougher despite a 3lb higher mark and Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge gets the nod to go in again. Princely Hero looks to have an easier task than he did at Fontwell last Sunday and can figure while Volio Vincente won at Newton Abbot on his penultimate start and soft ground was a legitimate excuse for a poor effort last time. The remainder are harder to fancy though Overton Lad has slipped down the weights.
Princely Hero (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, lost place before 9th, left 3rd 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Waltzing Tornado (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Elite Beneficial (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Always towards rear and pulled up, in a race won by Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy, 12 ran.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 13-8 (10-11) Led, mistake 1st, pushed along before headed 4 out, chased winner, no impression when mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Tom Bach (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Volio Vincente (FR) 2-1fav (10-4) Held up in last pair, mistake 5th, not fluent next, mistake and ridden 10th, went 4th 13th, never on terms and no chance with leading duo, 4th of 5, 41l behind Somerby (11-6) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) sft in Oct.
Overton Lad 50-1 (10-0) Chased leader until 7th, ridden next, not fluent 9th, outpaced from 11th, plugged on from 2 out to take 4th flat, 4th of 12, 19l behind Salut Honore (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.
Dramatic Victory (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Towards rear, mistake 7th, behind 9th, bad mistake 10th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Salut Honore (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 12 ran.