Jamie Snowden has his string firing on all cylinders and turns out Graduation Night again quickly after an effortless win in a novices' handicap at Chepstow on Wednesday. A double penalty will make life a little tougher here, however. I'm The Decider won twice at Stratford in August but has taken a hike in the weights and all of his chase wins have come on fast ground. Massini Sunset, King Jack and O Malley's Oscar all have the form to figure if fully wound-up following a break, while there is probably more to come from Sum Laff. But the handicapper has taken a real chance with MAGOT DE GRUGY, who returns from a lengthy absence but will love the ground and represents a trainer who has excelled with similar types in the past.
Full Of Joy (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, led approaching 5th, headed approaching 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Counting House (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 14 ran.
I'm The Decider (IRE) 9-4 (12-3) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 6th, not fluent next, ridden 11th, challenged next, left in lead 3 out, hung left and clear before last, stayed on, won at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Aug beating Oscar Royal (11-12) by 11l, 5 ran.
Graduation Night Evensfav (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 7th, led before 5 out, ridden clear before last, won at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy beating Father Probus (11-12) by 10l, 6 ran.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Prominent, led 5 out, headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 32l behind Requin (11-11) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Sum Laff (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, 4th and no impression when jumped left and mistake next, never on terms, 7th of 10, 22l behind Sir Kezbaah (11-8) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Princely Hero (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Chased leader, pushed along before 5th, lost 2nd 8th and driven, chased leading pair unti before 11th, last and struggling when blundered 12th, tailed off, 5th of 6, 28l behind Double Chocolate (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
King Jack 13-2 (11-7) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, headed before next, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no chance with winner approaching last, 2nd of 6, 22l behind Columbus Secret (11-6) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
O Malley's Oscar (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Prominent, ridden after 5th, chased winner after 7th, no impression approaching last, flattered by proximity, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Pepito Collonges (9-13) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Morestead (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led 2nd, headed 10th, slightly hampered next, led again 3 out, 3 lengths up last, headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Rory Boy (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) fm in Oct.
Nautical Approach (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Tracked leader to 2nd, lost place from 5th, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Gentleman Anshan (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 6 ran.
Magot de Grugy (FR) 5-2fav (11-3) Tracked leader, pushed along 11th, weakened 5 out, 6th of 7, 40l behind Royal Kicks (10-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar '10.
Oncle Kid (FR) 16-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 5 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, soon hard driven, weakened next, 3rd of 9, 26l behind Rateable Value (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.