Telemoss, Spring Margot and Minnigaff look the three to concentrate on in this hunter chase with the confident vote going to Telemoss. The selection was a fair sixth in a much better race than this behind Whysomayo last time. This softer ground will suit and he need only put in a fluent round of fencing to score. Spring Margot rates the main danger on his latest fourth behind Derrintogher Yank but he continues to be beset by jumping problems and at likely odds he looks worth taking on. Minnigaff was a fair second behind Murphy's Gift last time in a point and if he copes with these regulation fences he could go well at a price. Of the remainder Mr Cooney is game and consistent and is sure to run his race but his overall form leaves him with plenty to find and with this in mind for the winner we return to Telemoss.
Spring Margot (FR) 9-2 (12-7) In touch, ridden to chase winner 3 out, weakened flat, 4th of 17, 6l behind Derrintogher Yank (11-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hts chs (5) gd.
Telemoss (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Behind, hit 11th, headway from 3 out, kept on approaching last, stayed on run-in, nearest finish, 6th of 24, 7l behind Whyso Mayo (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Natural (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) In touch, led 7th, clear 17th to 4 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Coomakista (10-13) at Perth 3m 7f hts chs (4) gd in Apr.
Batchelor Boys (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Led to 15; one pce, 4th of 11, 13l behind Finest of Men (12-0) at Tranwell 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Lucky Brush (IRE) 20-1 (12-5) Chsd ldrs to 14, 6th of 9, 20l behind Themanfromcarlisle (12-5) at Mosshouses 3m ptp gd.
Minnigaff (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; went 2nd 12; led & almost, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Murphys Gift (12-0) at Eyton-On-severn 3m ptp frm.
Mr Cooney (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Always behind, not fluent 9th, reminders next, soon struggling, 4th of 9, 41l behind Mr Ed (11-0) at Perth 3m nov chs (D) gd in Jun.
Snooty Eskimo (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Held up; eff 3 out; ev ch aft nxt; no ch w wnr, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Granoski Gala (11-7) at Corbridge 3m ptp frm in Apr.