Samurai Way was third at Lingfield following a lengthy break and then only found one too good at Bangor. He must have a decent chance of going one better here while Roseneath is probably still on a decent mark and is another with solid claims. BADGERS COVE is also starting to look well treated and this is probably his best chance yet to record a victory over fences. Robin Dickin's charge can come out best as Wood Yer may need more time and Elite Beneficial isn't getting any better.
Wood Yer (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Not fluent, took keen hold, held up in touch, hit 12th, driven along and outpaced after 4 out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 9l behind Fine Parchment (11-7) at Sandown 3m (3) gd.
Samurai Way 15-2 (10-13) Prominent, led 9th, ridden and headed 4 out, chased winner, hit last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Goodtoknow (11-0) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.
Badgers Cove (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place 12th, outpaced 4 out, soon behind, no danger afte, 4th of 10, 22l behind Musical Wedge (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Roseneath (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up in touch, chased leaders 7th, went 3rd at 12th, slow next, blundered 4 out, kept on to go 2nd after 3 out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Acrai Rua (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Elite Beneficial (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway 15th, chased leaders next, every chance from 3 out, no extra after last, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Leg Iron (11-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.