Martha's Kinsman, Liverpool Echo and Sweet Diversion are three against the field in a tough race to call for punters with the narrow nomination going to Sweet Diversion. The selection relishes these conditions, has dropped to a handy mark and with his yard continuing in good form he looks the one to be on. Martha's Kinsman rates the main danger as he won well last time when beating Garryvoe but all his best form is over a longer trip and at likely odds he looks worth taking on. Liverpool Echo won well last time out when beating Englishtown but he looks vulnerable under his penalty in this more competitive affair. Kenzo was third behind Alderburn last time out and is another with place claims but he looks weighted up to his best. Of the remainder Alexanderthegreat looks on a handy mark and could go well at a price but for the winner we return to Sweet Diversion.
Sweet Diversion (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 17th, weakening when unseated rider at the last in race won by Parsons Legacy (10-5) at Wincanton 3m 1f lst hcp chs (1) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Martha's Kinsman (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Close up, led 19th, soon clear, driven out flat, won at Ascot 3m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (2) gd in Mar beating Garryvoe (11-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Kenzo Iii (FR) 16-1 (10-11) Led 2nd until 12th, close up, ridden after 14th, stayed on from last, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Alderburn (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Yardbird (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, 15th of 24, 46l behind Cloudy Lane (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m amt hcp chs 0-140 (2) gs in Mar.
Liverpool Echo (FR) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 3rd to 5th, led 11th to 13th, led approaching 2 out, ran on, won at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Mar beating Englishtown (11-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Alexanderthegreat (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, jumped slowly 8th (water), headway 13th, ridden after 4 out, stayed on to chase winner approaching last, no further impression flat, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Alderburn (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Bob The Builder 17-2 (11-6) Chased leader, mistake 6th, ridden after 10th, weakened after 13th, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind He's The Gaffer (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
St Matthew (USA) 9-2 (11-5) Chased winner, took closer order 5th, lost place from 9th, 6th of 7, 19l behind Three Mirrors (10-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf.