RAVETHEBRAVE has an excellent recent record between the flags and bolted up in a hunter chase at Fakenham three weeks ago. He will probably be a warm favourite here but is difficult to oppose getting 4lb from distant Sandown third Rash Move. Classinaglass wasn't unfancied for a hot-looking contest at Haydock last time but didn't run up to expectations. He needs to rediscover his best but is still preferred to Presentandcorrect, well beaten in a point-to-point last weekend, and Special Portrait. The latter did finish ahead of Classinaglass at Haydock but it would be no surprise if the placings were reversed here.
Rash Move (IRE) 2-1 (11-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went close 2nd 9th, mistake next, not fluent 4 out, outpaced 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 4, 28l behind Bold Addition (11-10) at Sandown 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Sorted (IRE) 7-4 (12-5) Ap; lft 2nd 4 out; no ex last; fin 4l 2nd; disq, in a race won by Earth Dream (12-5) at Cambridge University Draghounds 3m ptp gd in Feb, 9 ran.
Special Portrait (IRE) 20-1 (12-3) Towards rear, pushed along before 8th, weakened before
Classinaglass 9-2 (12-2) Towards rear, headway before 5 out, went 2nd before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 10, well behind Cottage Oak (11-13) at Haydock 3m hts chs (4) hvy in Feb.
Presentandcorrect (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Hdwy 8; wknd aft 15, 6th of 8, 27l behind Quedillac (11-0) at Combined Services 3m ptp gs in Feb.
Ravethebrave (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Close up, hit 3 out, chased clear leader next, led before last, left clear last, eased flat, comfortably, won at Fakenham 3m hts chs (6) sft in Feb beating Or Bleu (11-7) by 32l, 5 ran.
Extra Bold 10-1 (11-0) Led 4-9 & 13 til hdd aft 2 out; no ex, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Master Medic (11-0) at Countryside Alliance Club 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Picabo Kid (USA) 5-1 (11-9) Chased leader, led approaching 4th until 8th, ridden before 11th, weakened approaching 14th, tailed off and pulled up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Itzacliche (11-13) at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (4) gd in May, 10 ran.
Rustic John 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders to 7th, behind when blundered 9th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Giant O Murchu (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jul, 13 ran.