RADUIS BLEU looks to have every chance in this company. Not beaten far when fourth in a higher grade at Ludlow last time, he should be up to landing this with a similar effort. Bendant looked like claiming a place before falling at this venue but Armedanddangerous failed to cope with a 10lb rise at Carlisle when last seen at the track back in February. Robin Will won a couple of hunter chases early in the year but has more on his plate here.
Robin Will (FR) 5-1fav (11-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 9th or 12th, mistake 15th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Hunters Lodge (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, stayed on same pace from 4 out, lost 3rd flat, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Jayandbee (10-0) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Bendant 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear on outside, headway when not fluent 9th, not fluent 12th, chased winner 4 out, 5 lengths down when fell next, in a race won by Night Alliance (11-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 7 ran.
Armedanddangerous (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, reminders 6th, briefly lost place next, dropped to rear 10th, kept on approaching last, 7th of 13, 26l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.