OSCARGO will almost certainly start at restrictive odds for this but can't be realistically opposed. He would have got closer to useful stayer Benheir at Fontwell in November had he not tried to take the final fences by the roots. Barring accidents, Western King looks booked for second spot as he may have needed the experience when well beaten on his chasing bow at Folkestone in December. It's difficult to make a case for the other pair, even in this small field.
Castleboy Warrior (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Led at steady pace, headed 6th, chased winner until after 3 out, weakened before next, behind and blundered last, 6th of 8, 25l behind Fox Run (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Oscargo (IRE) 8-13fav (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd fromo 14th, led 4 out, pressed before 3 out, headed before and blundered badly last, soon weakened, 2nd of 4, 13l behind Benheir (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 2f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.
Presenting Dr T (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 7th, weakened before 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Brunette'sonly (10-6) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Western King (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leader until 10th, lost 3rd 3 out, ridden and weakened well before next, 5th of 11, 23l behind Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec.