Talented amateur Will Biddick is on board CERTAIN FLIGHT, who has won nine times between the flags. The nine-year-old makes his debut under Rules today but could be the answer to this if his jumping stands up to the test as he gets 4lb from Qualviro, who probably had little to beat at Market Rasen earlier this month with the favourite under-performing. Bluegun has had his problems but was decent in his day and Dead Or Alive isn't out of this if matching last year's exploits which included a second to Gwanako at Sandown.
Qualviro (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not always fluent and sometimes jumped left, lost place 8th, hampered 10th, closed 13th, led after 4 out, clear 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft beating Nowurhurlin (11-9) by 42l, 7 ran.
Bluegun (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs til wknd 3 out, 4th of 16, 32l behind Glint Of Steel (12-0) at Norfolk Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Certain Flight (IRE) 1-2 (12-4) Hdwy 13; led 3 out; v easy, won at South Dorset 3m ptp gs beating Adept Approach (12-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Dead Or Alive (IRE) 4-6 (12-5) Bhnd til gd hdwy 15; wknd qckly aft 2 out, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Stratford Stroller (12-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp.
Ide No Idea (IRE) 6-1 (12-5) Wl bhnd 15, 7th of 11, 25l behind Doctor Kingsley (12-5) at Dubston Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan.