Kudo Country and Realt Mor will have their turn over fences soon judged on last season's efforts in novice company. But both may need the outing today and PROSECCO can make his fitness advantage tell. Lucinda Russell's charge finished a respectable second at Carlisle recently when a couple of lengths ahead of the re-opposing Bocciani and is taken to add to his previous three victories at this course. Bene Lad has a shout on his return but Saveiro is 10lb higher than when scoring at Wetherby in February.
Kudu Country (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leader until after 1st, held up, hit 6th, mistake 8th, soon went remote 3rd, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 49l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-4) at Aintree 2m nov chs G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Realt Mor (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Made most from 1st, 1 length clear last, ridden and no extra flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Going Wrong (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Charingworth (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Held up, hit 2nd, hampered on bend after 7th, hit next, never on terms, 10th of 22, 28l behind Salut Flo (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, pushed along and reminders and lost place after 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Buffalo Bob (10-13) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Saveiro (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 8l behind Chance Du Roy (11-10) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Mar.
Bocciani (GER) 9-4fav (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Tito Bustillo (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Oct.
Prosecco (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, slow 3rd, soon lost place and in rear, headway to chase leaders 5th, effort 3 out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Tito Bustillo (11-12) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Oct.
Bene Lad (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Held up in touch and keen, effort before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 22l behind Grandioso (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.