Be Fair, Tallow Bridge and Vic's Last Chance look the three to concentrate on in this Hunter Chase and the narrow vote is given to Be Fair. The selection won well at Fakenham a couple of runs ago and was still travelling well when falling last time out, he again has conditions to suit, and in the hope that he puts in a fluent round of fencing he is taken to score. Tallow Bridge has looked progressive in points of late and with the excellent Stuart Morris in the plate he should be watched in the market but he would not want too much rain.Vic's Last Chance was a fair third in a better race last time out but the drop in trip has to be of concern. Of the remainder Whistling Straits has plenty of scope for improvement and could go well at a price but for the winner we are happy to return to Be Fair.
Be Fair 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, in touch when fell in race won by Joe Blake (12-0) at Punchestown 3m 1f hts chs gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Kyper Disco (FR) 20-1 (11-7) In touch, lost place before 8th, rallied approaching 3 out, hung left, weakened between last 2, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Howard Howard (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hts chs (6) gf in Apr.
Nailed On 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, led 8th, clear when hit 11th, headed 3 out, weakened, 4th of 14, 26l behind Mel In Blue (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.
Tallow Bridge (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Hdwy 8th; led app 3 out; clr nxt, won at Guilsborough 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Gillie's Nephew (12-3) by 15l, 7 ran.
The Rainbow Man 4-1 (12-0) Made all; sn wl clr; unchall, won at Brampton Bryan 2m 4f ptp gf in Mar beating Jacobin (12-0) by 30l, 6 ran.
The Stickler 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, blundered 6th, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up in race won by Howard Howard (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hts chs (6) gf in Apr, 12 ran.
Vic's Last Chance (IRE) 17-2 (11-6) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Galway (11-11) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gd.
Whistling Straits (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Sn prom; chsd wnr 2 out; no ex, 2nd of 10, 15l behind No Retreat (12-7) at Tabley 3m ptp gd in Apr.