It was fast ground at Leicester last month when TOMMY SILVER won a beginner’s chase. But all ground come alike to Paul Nicholls’ charge and he can take advantage of today’s favourable terms and go in again. Testify has won over hurdles here and makes his chasing debut but Kimberlite Candy has shown little over fences so far. Town Parks disappointed when joint-favourite at Worcester last time but had fared better over a shorter trip at Carlisle earlier.
Tommy Silver (FR) 2-5fav (11-2) Made all, shaken up after 2 out, comfortably, won at Leicester 2m (3) gf in Nov beating Cultivator (11-2) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Lacked conviction in rear, soon behind, last of 5, dist behind River Wylde (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m (3) gs in Nov.
Testify (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led 4th, mistake 4 out, soon headed, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind The Worlds End (11-4) at Aintree 3m 1f (1) gd in Apr.
Town Parks (IRE) 3-1jfav (11-0) Held up, headway 7th, challenging when mistake 3 out, soon switched right, 4th and beaten when mistake last, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 14 1/2l behind Rolling Dylan (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.