Jamie Snowden's KALDOUS has failed to complete in his last two starts, latterly when falling in a contest at Ludlow won by Baby Run, but he may be worth another chance in a race that should not take a great deal of winning and he gets the vote ahead of The Big Breakfast and Hot 'n' Holy. The last mentioned has not been out for some time and was pulled up when last seen a year ago but he is better than he showed that day and has to be respected in this company. Autograph was good value for his success when last seen under rules in an intermediate chase at Hexham in May but he has disappointed in two starts in point-to-points since then and now looks best watched. Get My Drift was awarded a handicap chase at Ayr on the disqualification of the first past the post when last seen for Paul Nicholls last April but he was well held on recent start in a point and is hard to recommend after that effort. Van Ness needs to improve on all known form to trouble Kaldouas who, if he can reproduce of his best form, should be too classy for his rivals.
Cape Verde Sal (IRE) 66-1 (12-1) Held up until hampered and brought down at the 3rd in race won by Limerick Boy (11-13) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in Feb, 8 ran.
Get My Drift (IRE) 12-1 (12-7) (tt) hdwy 8; lft 2nd 4 out; wknd app last, 3rd of 9, 36l behind Kingscliff (12-0) at Milborne St Andr 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Kaldouas (FR) 9-2 (12-3) In touch, ridden weakened after 13th, poor 6th when fell at the last in race won by Baby Run (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gs in Feb, 17 ran.
Elenas River (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, lost place 14th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Sea Wall (11-8) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Hot 'n' Holy 9-1 (10-7) Always in rear, not fluent 5th, mistake next and 9th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Mossville (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar '08, 10 ran.
The Big Breakfast (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Chased winner, ridden approaching 3 out, lost 2nd before next, left poor 2nd last, 2nd of 8, 20l behind Bannister Lane (11-12) at Sandown 3m amt chs (3) sft in Feb.
Van Ness (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) A gng wl; led 3 out; in comm app last, won at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp sft in Jan beating Persian Hero (12-5) by 4l, 5 ran.
Autograph 10-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd 3 out, 4th of 16, 34l behind Johnny Venture (12-0) at Brocklesby Park 3m ptp gd in Feb.