It's difficult to make a case for either Ballyegan or Ukrainian Star in this grade while Ballyhilty Bridge takes a steep rise in class after finishing second at Newton Abbot in September. WIDE RECEIVER started last season on a 46lb lower mark but never stopped improving and likes soft ground. He made mistakes and was pulled up on his reappearance at Cheltenham but that should have blown away a few cobwebs and Charlie Longsdon's stayer can come good again here. That'lldoboy was in good form around this time last year but 3m on soft going may stretch his stamina and Mohayer lost his way in the second half of last season. Swincombe Rock and Richard's Sundance are also best watched while Inside Dealer and Magical Legend look to be back in the handicapper's grip.
Swincombe Rock 40-1 (11-0) In rear, behind 15th, 11th of 19, 38l behind Balthazar King (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs (2) gs in Oct.
Mohayer (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, reminder after 9th, behind when pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Sound Accord (10-4) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Inside Dealer (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 19, 32l behind Balthazar King (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs (2) gs in Oct.
That'lldoboy (FR) 7-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, pushed along approaching 3 out, never able to get on terms, well held when mistake last, 8th of 20, 27l behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
Richard's Sundance (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 12l behind Dover's Hill (11-11) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Magical Legend 40-1 (10-5) In touch, reminder after 11th, weakened 5 out, 7th of 12, 31l behind Lost Glory (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Oct.
Wide Receiver (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, not fluent 10th, struggling 15th, pulled up after, in a race won by Hunters Lodge (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct, 17 ran.
Ballyhilty Bridge 6-1 (11-3) Held up in 5th, left in 4th place at 5th, went 3rd going well after 15th, went 2nd before 2 out, upsides winner and every chance when bumped last, ridden and found no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Come What Augustus (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Sep.
Ballyegan (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway after 13th, weakened 17th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ceepeegee (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 11 ran.
Ukrainian Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, in rear and mistake 9th (water), soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Chasers Chance (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.