Chabrimal Minster, Nocatee and Martin Ossie are three against the in this novices chase and the vote is given to Chabrimal Minster. The selection was a fair fourth in a better race behind Calvic. The drop in trip is sure to suit and off the same mark here he will be hard to beat. Nocatee rates the main danger on her best form but she is far from consistent and at likely odds she looks worth taking on. Martin Ossie is another worthy of respect but he has yet to prove he stays this far and for that reason he is overlooked. Of the remainder Definite Approach has the ability to go close but was let down by his jumping last time and he will need to improve in that department if he is to trouble the principals and with this in mind for the winner we return to Chabrimal Minster who will relish the conditions.
Chabrimal Minster 9-1 (10-12) In touch, led 17th, hard ridden 2 out, hung left and headed last, no extra, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Calvic (11-8) at Bangor 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs.
Definite Approach (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) fell in race won by Even More (11-6) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs, 14 ran.
Ironside (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, jumped slowly 5th, reminders next, weakened and pulled up 3 out in race won by Trenance (11-7) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Martin Ossie 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 3rd to 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 38l behind Malko De Beaumont (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs.
Red Square Lad (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Keen, led 2nd, ridden approaching last, ran on, won at Leicester 2m 7f mdn hts chs (H) sft in Mar beating Denvale (12-0) by 6l, 7 ran.
Tank Buster 33-1 (10-10) Behind, lost touch 6th, took poor 3rd last, 3rd of 9, well behind Taranis (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Jan.
Horcott Bay 11-2 (11-0) Prominent, weakening when slightly hampered 12th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by De Blanc (11-6) at Towcester 2m 6f mrs nov chs (4) gs, 8 ran.
Nocatee (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Held up mid-division, hit 9th, weakened from 12th, 7th of 9, 29l behind Pass Me By (11-6) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (3) sft.