It could pay to stick with DUNOWEN POINT in this as Donald McCain's charge has won three of his four starts over fences and was narrowly beaten on the other occasion. He's taken to confirm latest running over these fences with Lease Lend and go in again. Sue Smith has won two of the last four renewals and Gansey arrives with every chance but recent Towcester winner L'Eldorado and Whats Up Woody both face tougher tasks stepping up in class. Niceonefrankie is another taking on better company after a placed effort at Kempton but could still prove best of the remainder.
Always Right (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Zitenka (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in May.
Fiendish Flame (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Led to 12th, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Big Fella Thanks (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.
Gansey (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 9th, soon led, pressed from 2 out, headed final 150 yards, held after, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Little Josh (10-9) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.
Dunowen Point (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 4th, went 2nd from 6th, led 8th, heade before last and look well held, rallied run-in to regain lead towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan beating Lease Lend (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Lease Lend 11-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway before 4 out to take closer order, led before last, in command when blundered last, weakened and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Dunowen Point (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.
Niceonefrankie 9-2 (11-10) Held up in touch on inside, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 10th, went 2nd approaching 3 out until 3 out, soon driven, no impression when left in 3 lengths 2nd again 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bally Legend (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.
Zitenka (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Prominent, ridden 5 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 43l behind Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Riguez Dancer 28-1 (11-10) In rear, lost touch 6th, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 43l behind Tiptoeaway (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mid-division when fell 9th, in a race won by Chac Du Cadran (10-7) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 14 ran.
L'Eldorado (FR) 7-2 (11-12) With leader, led after 7th, ridden before 2 out, kept on well, driven out, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Little Chip (10-13) by 6l, 9 ran.
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 5 out, headed next, stayed on flat not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Mcmurrough (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.