WILDE PASTURES was having just his third start over fences when making all for a very impressive victory at Catterick and though this is tougher and he's 10lb higher he's progressing nicely and can go in again. Jack The Gent was caught in the dying strides by Memorabilia at Doncaster and today's shorter trip may help him prevail though he went up 5lb and that may be enough to prevent him going one better. Be Definite is very consistent but rarely wins so connections try him in blinkers for the first time and Noble Legend is undoubtedly better than he showed at Lingfield last time when beaten a long way at odds-on. Zazamix is on the same mark as when scoring at Catterick a year ago but arrives badly out of form.
Noble Legend 4-5fav (11-12) Led, pressed, headed and bumped 5th, chased winner until 8th, lost 3rd and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Ringa Bay (11-4) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Be Definite (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked winner until 7th, driven before 3 out, 3rd and no impression on front pair 2 out, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Saved By John (10-5) at Wincanton 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) hvy in Jan.
Jack The Gent (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, joined leader 5th, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and found extra when challenged run-in, caught post, 2nd of 7, hd behind Memorabilia (10-13) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 11-4 (10-2) Made all, clear from 2 out, ridden out, won at Catterick 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft beating Highrate (10-12) by 17l, 5 ran.
Zazamix (FR) 25-1 (10-8) Towards rear, ridden after 3rd, closed when jumped slowly 4th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 7, 44l behind White Fusion (11-10) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.