Teddy's Reflection is capable of running well fresh and has a decent amateur on board. Sunday City has his first run in a hunter chase and won at Aintree and Worcester last year. This may be too far for him, however, while useful pointers Oca De Thaix and Pathian Prince lack a recent run. SERICINA won this last year under Chloe Roddick and an encore looks on the card with the mare having the benefit of an outing between the flags at Wadebridge last month. Naughty By Nature may be the pick of the remainder.
Oca De Thaix (FR) 2-7 (11-0) Made all; unchall, won at Umberleigh 3m ptp gs in Jun beating Doof (11-0) by 15l, 3 ran.
Skidroe Joe (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 30l behind Ballygill Gale (11-3) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-95 gd in Aug.
Sunday City (JPN) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, mistake 4th, lost 2nd 7th, 8 lenghts 3rd when blundered, hampered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Wake Board (11-6) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Sep, 4 ran.
Teddy's Reflection (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division, blundered 1st, lost place before 15th, well behind and ridden 15th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Junior (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Am hcp chs 0-140 (2) gd in Mar, 24 ran.
Pathian Prince 3-1 (12-0) Ap; chsd wnr 14; no imp, 2nd of 10, 15l behind Rosies Peacock (12-4) at Lydstep 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Sericina (FR) 4-7 (10-7) Held up; chsd wnr 14; ev ch 2 out; no ex flat, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Monkerty Tunkerty (11-0) at Wadebridge 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Cave Hill (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 3rd of 5, 29l behind Grand Zouki (11-1) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '10.
Monte Major (GER) 5-1 (11-7) Sn wl bhnd; to & pu 10, in a race won by All Thyne Greats (12-0) at Howick 3m ptp in Mar '08, 8 ran.
Naughty By Nature 8-1 (11-0) Hdwy 12; 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Palypso De Creek (11-0) at Whitfield 3m ptp in Dec, 11 ran.