Considering he was running in a selling hurdle on this day 12 months ago, Coverholder has been something of a money-spinner for Sue and Harvey Smith but will do well to complete his hat-trick here. POOLE MASTER has been a disappointment over fences but is looking dangerously well handicapped now and might well be lit up by a pair of blinkers. He can go close at decent odds as though Simply Wings handles heavy ground he still looks too high in the weights. Green Belt Elite goes well fresh and may be a better bet than stablemate and recent course and distance winner Renard on the ground while Conor Ring gets on well with the quirky Get It On who is preferred to the novice Un Bon P'Tit Gars of the others.
Mail de Bievre (FR) 11-2 (10-3) 4th of 12, 12l behind Tiot Cas (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f lst chs gd in Nov.
Coverholder (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, clear next, eased run in, won at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs beating Little Glenshee (10-8) by 9l, 6 ran.
Tranquil Sea (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Prominent and tracked leaders in 5th halfway, headway into 2nd after 3 out, ridden and no extra early run-in, weakened, 12th of 22, 34l behind Carlingford Lough (10-7) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Jul.
Renard (FR) 7-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 11th, led 3 out, driven between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, won at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs beating Timesawastin (11-6) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Simply Wings (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leading pair, effort 4 out to next, soon driven and outpaced, no chance with front pair before 2 out, 3rd of 7, 26l behind Niceonefrankie (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, hampered 8th, blundered next, not fluent 11th (foinavon), well behing when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rebel Rebellion (11-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) sft, 16 ran.
Get It On (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Held up in close 4th, mistake 9th, went 3rd going well 4 out, led 3 out, soon clear, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct beating Hodgson (11-4) by 5l, 4 ran.
Poole Master 10-1 (11-4) Prominent until 3rd, chased leaders, struggling 11th (foinavon), 7th of 16, 45l behind Rebel Rebellion (11-11) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) sft.
Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 11-2 (10-9) Led, blundered 2nd, headed 9th, chased winner, pushed along and no impression from 4 out, 2nd of 5, 24l behind Valdez (11-5) at Newbury 2m 1f (3) gd in Nov.
Green Belt Elite (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Mistakes 1st and 3rd, always behind, tailed off, 5th of 8, 48l behind Anquetta (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Vif Argent (FR) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 13th, hampered 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind King Massini (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) gd.