Having already won twice over fences, Getaway Trump is certainly no slouch. However, he has finished last in small fields in two other occasions and probably doesn’t have the scope of his two rivals. FIDDLERONTHEROOF had a similar rating over hurdles and was all out to get off the mark over fences at Exeter but is still preferred to the Nicholls’ runner and Caribean Boy, who won a competitive handicap at Haydock at the start of the year but has no form on this much quicker surface.
Caribean Boy (FR) 7-1 (11-6) Pressed leader, led 6th, headed before next, led again 9th, driven clear flat, stayed on well, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp (3) hvy in Feb beating The Big Bite (11-6) by 5l, 6 ran.
Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 11-10 (11-2) Led, not fluent 5th, niggled along before 4 out, pressed 3 out, headed briefly 2 out, rallied and every chance last, stayed on gamely and regained lead dying strides, won at Exeter 2m 3f (3) gs in Nov beating Silver Hallmark (11-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Getaway Trump (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, not fluent 2 out, ridden and every chance next, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Fakenham 2m 5f (3) gd in Nov beating Happygolucky (11-6) by 1/2l, 3 ran.