Cheney Manor looked the likely winner on his reappearance and chasing bow over 2m1f at Ascot but had no answer when All For Free swept past. Global Flyer stays further than this as he showed when scoring over 2m7f at Wetherby but he's 13lb higher and is returning from a break. Jackers reappeared with a battling success over timber at Hereford but ran very poorly there next time and makes his chasing debut and though Crystal Prince is in good form he's 10lb higher than his only success so far over fences. RAMSES DE MARCIGNY has more potential than any of these having already been successful in a bumper and a maiden hurdle from seven starts. He makes his debut over fences on a fair mark and could be quite a bit better than these.
Global Flyer 4-1 (11-7) Held up, plugged on to dispute 4th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 8, 19l behind North Island (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gf in Jul.
Haar 20-1 (11-12) Prominent, not always fluent, weakened approaching 4 out, unseated rider last, in a race won by Sir Ian (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct '10, 7 ran.
Cheney Manor 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, soon outpaced and no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 11l behind All For Free (11-4) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Ramses De Marcigny (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Mid-divsision, headway 7th, weakened approaching last, 8th of 13, 30l behind Rossmore Lad (11-4) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Jackers 11-2 (10-12) Always towards rear, riddena nd struggling before 6th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Grams And Ounces (10-4) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Crystal Prince 11-2 (10-10) Mistake and hampered 1st, headway into mid-division 7th, chased leaders 3 out, effort next, stayed on to dispute 3rd flat, no impression, 4th of 13, 6l behind Valley View (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.