Boychuk, Ballyfoy and Classified look the three to concentrate on in this novices chase with the vote going to Boychuck. The selection was a fair fifth behind Aces Four last time out this looks easier and under conditions that suit he looks the one to be on. Ballyfoy rates the main danger as he beat Boychuck last time out however the selection was let down by his jumping on that occasion and in the hope that he puts in a clear round here he is taken on. Classified was second behind Patman Du Charmil last time and is another with place claims but his overall profile leaves him with a little to find. Of the remainder Always Waining is from an inform yard and is worth a look in the market but for the winner we return to Boychuck.
Ballyfoy (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden to close on leader approaching 2 out, led soon after last, driven out, won at Ascot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Mar beating Boychuk (11-10) by 1l, 4 ran.
Boychuk (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) In touch, lost place from 9th, weakened approaching 4 out, 5th of 10, 20l behind Aces Four (11-5) at Aintree 3m 1f nov chs Grd 2 (1) gd.
Classified (IRE) 6-1 (11-13) Tracked leading trio, some progress 12th, pecked 14th, ridden 3 out, chased winner flat but always held, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Patman Du Charmil (10-7) at Warwick 3m nov chs (3) gd in Mar.
Kilbeggan Blade 18-1 (11-5) In touch, ridden 4 out, out pace when mistake next, 4th of 11, well behind Bellaney Jewel (9-11) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.
Jolly Joe (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Prominent, led 4th, soon given reminders and headed, hit 6th, weakened 8th, well behind 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 11th pulled up at the 11th in race won by Manx Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f beg chs (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Always Waining (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Disputed lead, drew clear after 12th, ridden, edged left and headed last, weakened flat, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Ballyfoy (11-6) at Ascot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.