ALASI was a decent hurdler, winning a Listed race at Wetherby on her reappearance, and won well on her chasing debut at Huntingdon despite early hesitancy. She'll have learned from that and is difficult to oppose today. Bellaboosh has won over hurdles and is from the same family as staying chaser Topsham Bay so should handle fences, though she returns from a break here as does winning pointer Jacalou. The others are probably best watched.
Alasi 1-3fav (11-0) Jumped well, held up in last pair, went clear 4th at 4th, tracked leading pair 8th, left 2nd 3 out, led going well before next, soon clear, very easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs in Dec beating Kings Queen (11-0) by 14l, 5 ran.
All The Fashion (IRE) 28-1 (10-1) Always in rear, ridden 6th, soon struggling, tailed off, 8th of 12, 41l behind E Street Boy (11-7) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Bellaboosh (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Led to 3rd, led again 7th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 13l behind The Strawberry One (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Cecily Parsley 20-1 (9-2) Led 2f, chased leaders, lost place 4f out, soon ridden and behind, no danger after, 9th of 11, 40l behind Arty Crafty (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '09 (flat).
Jacalou 7-4 (11-7) Led 10-13; led 3 out; drvn out, won at Tweseldown 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Good Man Jack (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Laughing Game 250-1 (10-2) In rear, struggling from 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Skint (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.