JAWHARY was probably unfortunate not to make a winning debut over fences when stumbling on landing and unseating his rider at Uttoxeter. He followed that by landing a handicap over timber at Towcester and can make amends for that earlier mishap here. Full Ov Beans carries a penalty for last week's Worcester success but his rider's claim is a bonus and he's still on a reasonable mark. Sawago was in excellent form at the backend of last year but has been beaten a long way on his last two starts so it's Vinnes Friend who can prove the main threat though she'll need to brush up her jumping.
Vinnes Friend (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, behind 4 out, some headway approaching last, no impression, 5th of 9, 19l behind Henry San (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Jawhary 15-2 (11-2) In touch on outside, joined leaders 4th, upsides when not fluent 3 out, soon led, 3 lengths clear last, ridden and kept on flat, held on near finish, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf beating Osmosia (11-7) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sawago (FR) 9-2 (10-3) In rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, behind 11th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Venetian Lad (9-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Zepnove (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, ridden 8th, behind 10th, tailed off before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Another Trump (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Full Ov Beans 6-1 (9-7) Held up in 5th, headway 6th, mistake and not much room 9th, rider lost whip before 2 out, went 2nd when mistake last, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating True Blue (11-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Flichity (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Compton Blue (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.