Third Intention won a match at Cheltenham last month, his first success in eight attempts over fences though he's come up against some smart novices in his career to date. WONDERFUL CHARM could be another as he jumped superbly when making a winning start at Fakenham last month and, as he was a Grade 2 winner over hurdles, he can make his mark at this higher level. Fox Appeal was only beaten a neck at Fontwell on his chasing bow and should be winning soon while Meister Eckhart looks another useful recruit as he has been keep good company over the smaller obstacles.
Third Intention (IRE) 11-8 (11-3) Made all, pressed 2 out, ridden out hands and heels only flat, stayed on well, readily, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs (2) gd in Oct beating Rebel Fitz (11-11) by 1 1/4l, 2 ran.
Wonderful Charm (FR) 8-11fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 3rd, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and ran on, won at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Oct beating Bear's Affair (11-3) by 8l, 5 ran.
Fox Appeal (IRE) 7-4fav (11-3) With leader, took keen hold, led before 7th, mistake 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and edged right run-in, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Black Thunder (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Meister Eckhart (IRE) 15-2fav (11-1) In touch, led narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 21, 4l behind Minella Forfitness (10-3) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Apr.