Everaard has won three times here over hurdles and once over fences. Back over the larger obstacles here, he has to go on the short-list while Angel Sun was only beaten a couple of lengths over C&D last time and has been knocking on the door. Pena Dorada and Dystonia's Revenge are others to consider but this looks a good opportunity for E STREET BOY to open his account over fences as he's now had a couple of runs to blow away any cobwebs following a break and only 5lb higher than his last success over timber. Exotic Man has only found one too good in both starts over fences but this trip will stretch his stamina.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Dec.
Dystonia's Revenge (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Always in rear, weakened 4 out, left in moderate 4th at last, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Exotic Man (FR) 4-1fav (10-6) Held up towards rear and keen, blundered 3rd, headway 11th, hit 5 out, chased winner from 3 out, soon ridden, kept on and always held by winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Dec.
Solway Bay 22-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, kept on from before 2 out, no impression, 7th of 14, 17l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Everaard (USA) 4-1fav (11-12) Led, headed 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Everdon Brook (10-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.
E Street Boy 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 3rd of 12, 12l behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Angel Sun (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside 14th, chased leading pair when switched inside after 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Dusky Bob (11-11) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Definite Appeal (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) In touch, headway to chase leaders 13th, not fluent next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Mortimers Cross (10-10) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.
Foot The Bill 17-2 (11-0) Jumped left, led, mistake 1st, hit 3rd, headed after 7th, lost place 10th, rallied after 4 out, hit last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Silent Snow (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Local Present (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway when mistake 9th, ridden 3 out, one pace before next, 6th of 13, 14l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.