In Fairness will attract support on his debut for Nicky Henderson as he's related to plenty of winners, though he could have been found an easier option than this. Hannibal The Great, a winning point-to-pointer, made a successful bumper debut at Plumpton in October before a fair run in a Listed contest at Cheltenham a month later. He will take some beating while Johnny Og started his career with a facile victory at Catterick in January and has the right pedigree to be a useful performer. The latter pair are penalised so it's the once-raced GONE TOO FAR who is handed the vote as his close second to Oscar Rock at Newbury in November was given a massive boost when the winner scored very easily on his next start on the same track.
Hannibal The Great (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd final stride, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Anonis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Nov.
Johnny Og 11-4 (10-4) Mid-division, went 4th over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan beating Vinstar (11-3) by 8l, 7 ran.
Gone Too Far 11-4fav (11-0) In touch, closed 12f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
In Fairness (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Dix Huit Brumaire.
Swallowshide Hernando gelding out of Kentford Grebe.
Vendredi Trois (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, some headway, no chance with leaders, 5th of 10, 18l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-5) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Goodgoshmsmolly Amrak Ajeeb filly out of Larry's Law.
Jacqueline Hyde Beat All filly out of Kansas City.
Blue Bear (IRE) Blueprint gelding out of In For It.
Misty Mornin 80-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off final 11f, 15th of 17, well behind Delta Forty (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) sft in Apr.