Panthers Run is an obvious starting point in this as he took his C&D tally to three with victory here last month. He's only 3lb higher and should be prominent again but BROUSSE EN FEUX has her sights lowered after finishing unplaced at Huntingdon and will be staying on here when others have cried enough. Nigel Twiston-Davies' mare gets the nod to defy top weight. Neither Pen Gwen nor Dodge The Bullet are reliable and though Ibn Hiyyan may still have some scope his form so far has been modest.
Brousse En Feux (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 9th, no extra 2 out, 8th of 14, 23l behind Another Trump (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Ibn Hiyyan (USA) 22-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, well behind after 7th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Stormy Morning (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Pen Gwen (FR) 33-1 (10-3) In touch, led 3rd, headed 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression from next, 5th of 6, 14l behind Oil Burner (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Panthers Run 4-1 (10-3) Led to 3 out, ridden before last, regained lead flat, kept on well, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct beating Vardas Supreme (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Legbeforewicket 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division, dropped towards rear 5th, headway under presure 4 out, kept on from next, never near leaders, 4th of 11, 16l behind Sacre Toi (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Dodge The Bullet 12-1 (10-0) Held up, always behind, 9th of 11, 44l behind Sacre Toi (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.