The Potting Shed won by six lengths on his chasing bow at Worcester but is 9lb higher here, though Gavin Sheehan takes off 3lb. Special Account was second at Worcester the last time he raced over this shorter trip while O'callaghan Strand has already won three times over fences, though has his fair share of weight at present and hasn't raced since February. MILARROW's last run was in March and he fell at an early stage. But he was successful here last year on similar ground and held his own in better company thereafter. It could be worth taking a chance on Colin Tizzard's six-year-old as he's much preferred to Perth second Woody Waller and risky jumper Bendant.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 15-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4 out, weakened next, last of 5, well behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.
Milarrow (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) In touch, fell 3rd, in a race won by Shuil Royale (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
The Potting Shed (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Made virtually all, ridden after last, stayed on well, drew away inside final 100 yards, won at Worcester 2m 4f Conditional Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd beating Tough Talkin Man (11-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Special Account (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in last, stumbled on bend after 8th, headway after 13th, ridden and hung left before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 37l behind Adrenalin Flight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Woody Waller 18-1 (11-9) Mid-division, outpaced after 5 out, headway before 3 out, every chance last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Strobe (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Bendant 17-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, hit 2nd, fell 4th, in a race won by Dolatulo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Humbel Ben (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd until 5th, challenged 7th, led after 4 out, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Cruise In Style (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.