It's a shock to see Manger Hanagement in a seller as he won four times over hurdles last year and twice over fences. He hasn't raced for a while so has presumably had a few problems and, at the likely odds, RARE COINCIDENCE could be a better bet, despite facing a stiff task on official ratings. Alan Berry's 11-year-old is far from reliable but still has ability when deciding to put his best foot forward, though heavy ground is an unknown factor. Captain Scarlett has better recent form than Lewlaur Supreme of the others but that's not saying much.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Led, jumped slightly right, mistake 4 out, mistake next and soon headed, weakened approaching last, 5th of 9, 45l behind Ongenstown Lad (11-1) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Oct.
Rare Coincidence 12-1 (11-6) Led and soon well clear with one rival, headed approaching 7th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Scotswell (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, headway next, jumped slowly 9th, weakened before next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Bollin Fiona (11-0) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy, 8 ran.
Captain Scarlett (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th or 7th, jumped slowly 8th, went 2nd when not fluent 2 out, 3rd and beaten after last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Gray Hession (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Dun To Perfection 80-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May, 10 ran.
Piano Star 33-1 (10-7) Soon towards rear, struggling from 6 out, kept on without threatening from before 2 out into moderate 3rd straight, 3rd of 20, 18l behind Another Ambition (10-5) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Jul.
Knockans Breeze (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Alw rr, pu 5out, in a race won by What A Island (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp, 17 ran.