Winning pointer Turnworth has disappointed in two starts under rules and the Alner's gelding looks best watched in a race where it is hard to oppose VASODILATOR, who gets the vote with Circus Of Dreams rated the best of the remainder. The selection was just about the pick of these over hurdles, earning a rating of 125 after winning a maiden hurdle at Bangor in April in decisive fashion, and, having jumped well on his chasing debut at Sedgefield last month, he looks the one to beat. Richard Newland's Overstrand has a similar rating to Vasodilator over timber now having been rated as high as 148 at his best in November 2007 but he is not as good as that now and has not run up to a similar level of form in two previous starts over fences. Michael Chapman's Simplified is readily discounted and of more interest may be Oliver Sherwood's Circus Of Dreams, who ran well over fences here in December but disappointed at Ffos Las last time and he may have to settle for minor honours behind Vasodilator.
Circus of Dreams 14-1 (11-8) Held up, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Afistfullofpebbles (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 12 ran.
Overstrand (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, led approaching 4th, led 3 out, headed 3 out, stayed prominent until weakened rapidly well before last, 12th of 16, 19l behind Arctic Magic (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (2) sft in Jan.
Turnworth (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased winner, pushed along after 8th, (3 out) weakened on long run to 2 out, soon eased, 3rd of 4, 38l behind The Jazz Musician (11-0) at Taunton 2m beg chase (4) sft in Feb.
Vasodilator (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Jumped right on occasions, led to after 3 out, weakened from next, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 5, 33l behind Riguez Dancer (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f beg chase (4) hvy in Feb.
Simplified 40-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 13, well behind Dreams Jewel (11-0) at Stratford 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.