All eyes will be on PEDDLERS CROSS here as he has his first start since disappointing in a Grade 2 over fences at last year's Cheltenham Festival. Donald McCain's eight-year-old made Hurricane Fly pull out all the stops in the 2011 Champion Hurdle and has won a couple of Grade 1s over timber so is the one to beat here if fully wound-up. Salden Licht may be the danger as he was a decent sort on the Flat and over hurdles and has been making a favourable impression over fences lately, though Megastar won a 1m4f maiden on the Polytrack at Lingfield two weeks ago and also has plenty of pace. Sam Winner is likely to get outpaced so front-running chaser Morestead may be the pick of the remainder if allowed to dictate matters.
Amirico (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Towards rear, blundered badly 4th, behind when fell 11th, in a race won by Handtheprizeover (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Dolatulo (FR) 25-1 (9-11) Jumped left, led, clear after 3rd, reduced lead when went left and hit 3 out, ridden and headed next, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 18l behind African Gold (10-0) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.
Gee Dee Nen 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 8th, headed before 10th, led 11th, headed 13th, weakened well before 2 out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Trojan Sun (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Megastar 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened after next, last of 10, well behind Raya Star (11-6) at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr.
Morestead (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, soon with leader, pushed along before 6th and quickly lost place, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Sew On Target (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.
Mr Muddle 25-1 (11-0) Led until 10th, hit next and 13th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Malt Master (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.
Ogee 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place and hampered after 9th, soon outpaced, hit 3 out, rallied after 2 out, weakened flat, 8th of 20, 17l behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.
Peddlers Cross (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Chased leaders early, dropped to 6th and switched towards outside 4th, reminders after 12th, under pressure when mistake and pecked 4 out, never able to challenge, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Sir Des Champs (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Russian Flag (FR) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, soon ridden and struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Drumshambo (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Salden Licht 6-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, joined leader from 6th, ridden before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft beating Vino Griego (10-12) by 2l, 4 ran.
Sam Winner (FR) 7-2fav (11-12) Held up in rear, steady headway from 3 out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 9l behind Araldur (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.
She's Humble (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Led at deacent pace, reduced lead 7th, headed before lost 2nd next, ridden and struggling in 4th when not fluent 3 out, no extra in 5th approaching last, 5th of 7, 16l behind Upton Mead (9-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.