An extra ten pounds wouldn't have stopped LEGENDS LASS winning on her Handicap Chase debut last time and we suggest that this lightly raced mare is still ahead of the assessor and can score in this handicap hurdle at the expense of Allperksonice and Daring Racer. That last run was also the selections fencing bow as well and the switch to the bigger obstacles certainly worked the oracle for her has she romped to a 13 lengths victory. That wasn't even a faultless round and with her likely to build on that run she should go in again on her return to running over timber. Allperksonice also won on her last start, which came in a selling handicap hurdle and it's reasonable to suggest that her eight pound mark rise is a fair one. Daring Racer is yet to win in any sphere but did progress from his first to second hurdle start last time to find only an easy winner too good and although he's up a couple of pounds for that he should still be in close order. Compton Star is another weighted to mount some sort of challenge in this race but Legends Lass was impressive last time and should build on that run.
Norman Beckett 20-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, weakened from 6th, jumped badly right 3 out, 6th of 11, well behind Rio De Janeiro (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sell hdl (5) gd in May.
Daring Racer (GER) 9-2 (10-11) In touch, headway to chase winner after 3 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Dreams Jewel (11-0) at Stratford 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hampered 2nd, lost place when hampered next, behind from 6th, left poor 4th 2 out, mistake last, tailed off, 4th of 9, 41l behind Zorro De La Vega (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Finnish Melody 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 14, 25l behind Cool Friend (10-11) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Kingscourt Lad (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid division, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace when ran out and unseated rider last, in a race won by Vincenzio (11-12) at Towcester 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Southern Exit 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Treaty Flyer (11-4) at Southwell 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in May, 10 ran.
Marino Prince (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 12l behind Three Ships (10-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Golden Square 8-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, edged left after 3 out, weakened after last, 6th of 9, 11l behind Three Ships (10-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Kassuta 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, in 6th and held when fell 2 out, in a race won by Simple Jim (11-12) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 17 ran.
Calzaghe (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders until weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Amazing King (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Feb '08.
Chalice Welcome 9-2 (10-1) Held up in 5th, lost place after 4th, not fluent and hampered 6th, went 4th after 3 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 7, 16l behind Doctor Robert (11-7) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Oct.
Escardo (GER) 12-1 (10-9) Jumped right, chased clear leader to 3rd, remained prominent in chasing group, weakened last, 9th of 12, 34l behind Seventh Cavalry (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Isintshelovely (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Led, headed approaching 4th, tracked leader, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 14, 25l behind Command Marshal (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Oct.
Ghaill Force 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, chased leaders approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 14, 26l behind Command Marshal (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Oct.
Compton Star 12-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 5th and in touch, ridden 3 out, one pace when left 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Dreams Jewel (11-0) at Stratford 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.
Legends Lass 6-1 (10-11) Jumped right, in touch, led 5th, hit 8th and awkward on landing, clear when hit last, eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-85 (5) gs in Oct beating Ravenscar (11-0) by 13l, 12 ran.
Lady Florence 16-1 (11-4) Led after 1st, headed when hampered approaching 4th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Quiditch D'ouxy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr, 15 ran.
Allperksonice 25-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, pressed leader, led approaching 2nd, not fluent 5th, hit 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on gamely flat, won at Fakenham 2m sll hcp hdl (5) gf in Oct beating Petroglyph (11-6) by 1l, 11 ran.