Only four runners here but an interesting contest nevertheless. The switch to fences should suit point-to-point and hurdles winner See What Happens while Prince Of Denial will like the ground and won over hurdles at Market Rasen in November. A longer trip wouldn't come amiss for EASTLAKE but he's less exposed than likely market rival Court In Session, who will probably ensure this is run at a decent gallop. Jonjo O'Neill's charge will have learned plenty from his victory at Uttoxeter and can overhaul the Hereford scorer up the home straight here if his jumping holds up.
Court In Session (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) With leader, led 2nd, stayed on strongly from last, won at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) gf beating Dr Anubis (10-9) by 5l, 5 ran.
Eastlake (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, headway before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon challenged, led before 2 out, ridden between last 2, edged right after last, stayed on flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (5) sft beating Grafite (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Prince Of Denial (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, well beaten after 7th, 15th of 20, 50l behind Hada Men (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
See What Happens (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 7th, chased leaders 8th, challenged 3 out, went 2nd before last, ridden to narrow lead flat, driven out and stayed on well, won at Carlisle 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov beating Anychancedave (10-12) by hd, 12 ran.