Trojan Sun has a first and a third to his name here but fell at the first when favourite at Southwell last month. Ya Hafed has dropped a pound since finishing second in a novices' handicap over course and distance but just as interesting is CHASERS CHANCE. Now 4lb lower than for his latest third at Wincanton, Paul Henderson's 11-year-old, who won't mind the ground, is eased in grade here and narrowly preferred to Hollow Blue Sky. The latter is creeping up the weights but has been running in similar company this season. Chapolimoss is best watched following a lengthy absence.
Trojan Sun 9-4fav (11-1) In touch when hampered and fell 1st, in a race won by Roc D'apsis (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Dec, 8 ran.
Hollow Blue Sky (FR) 9-2fav (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, went 2nd at the last, hung left and dropped to 3rd flat, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Chapolimoss (FR) 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 14th, ridden after next, outpaced from 16th, hit 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 15, 46l behind Emmaslegend (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jul '12.
Ya Hafed 9-1 (11-10) Held up, headway halfway, effort after 3 out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Faith Keeper (10-7) at Huntingdon 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway halfway, ridden 5 out, outpaced next, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Count Guido Deiro (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Craiglands (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Held up, headway to 4th 7th, went 3rd 9th until next, lost place approaching 11th, never on terms after, 6th of 9, 13l behind Free World (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.