This appears to revolve around SYBARITE. He's posted a couple of poor efforts so far this year, but his earlier form over fences at Cheltenham is streets ahead of today's rivals and Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge is the one to beat if rediscovering his best. Earl Of Thomond finished third at Huntingdon in January only to disappoint at this track last time, while Relax showed little on November's debut in this country having finished runner-up a couple of times in France. Croco Mister was still beaten out of sight despite finishing third at Doncaster last time.
Earl Of Thomond (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) In rear, tailed off after 10th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Kilvergan Boy (11-8) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Feb, 16 ran.
Patrick Dee 13-2 (9-11) Left 2nd at 3rd, went left 4th and lost 2nd, went left next, chased leaders until weakened 9th, tailed off and eased, 4th of 5, well behind Launde (11-1) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Feb.
Relax (FR) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division on inside, headway 4 out, driven and outpaced after next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 13, 33l behind Valley View (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Sybarite (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Never going well and several slow jumps, chased leaders until 4th, behind 9th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Ballyallia Man (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f beg chase (4) gs in Feb.
Croco Mister (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd and in rear, never a factor, last of 3, well behind Eradicate (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gf in Nov.
Noble Legend 33-1 (10-11) Held up well in rear, tailed off 10th, moderate 5th, 5th of 8, well behind Quentin Collonges (10-9) at Doncaster 3m beg chase (4) gd in Feb.
Topaze Collonges (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Not fluent 1st, soon prominent, hit 5th, not fluent 10th, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 1st, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Storming Gale (11-0) at Bangor 3m beg chase (4) gd in Feb, 8 ran.