STANDING OVATION only won by a neck at Exeter last week and has a 7lb penalty to carry, but this looks a much weaker race and it will be a surprise if David Pipe's charge doesn't double his tally over fences here. Maid Of Silk was pulled up at Fontwell when last seen but Glenwood Prince could be open to improvement and could have a fitness advantage over the likes of Milosam, Zava River, Tothemoonandback and Ballyhilty Bridge.
Zava River (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, not fluent and well behind 8th, 11th of 12, well behind Samingarry (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Tothemoonandback (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) In rear, struggling 6th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, kept on from next, went 3rd near finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 24l behind Majorica King (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn chs (5) gd in Apr.
Standing Ovation (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in rear, slow and ridden 10th, reminders 12th, headway approaching 14th, chased leaders in 4th before 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, led last, driven out, held on, won at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Qianshan Leader (11-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Ballyhilty Bridge 15-2 (10-12) Towards rear, not fluent 10th, mistake when struggling 12th, mistake 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Musical Wedge (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 8 ran.
Maid Of Silk (IRE) Evensfav (12-1) Held up in rear, bumped 7th, headway to chase leading pair after 13th until weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Douglas (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug, 7 ran.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ridden when not fluent 4 out, headway 2 out, went 4th before last, never nearer, 4th of 11, 8l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Milosam (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 8th, under pressure 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 10, 16l behind Well Mett (12-0) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.