Several bring unbeaten records into this contest but the one to emerge unscathed may be MY TENT OR YOURS, who was hugely impressive on his debut at Ludlow just before Christmas. The third has won over hurdles since so the form looks solid and Nicky Henderson's charge, a full brother to useful Flat winner Northside Prince, still holds an entry in the Champion Bumper. Regal Encore may not have beaten much on the Fibresand at Southwell last month while Up To Something probably needs to improve again on win at Wetherby and Hereford if he's to complete his hat-trick. Valdez showed a nice turn of foot at Kempton, however, though is another burdened with a double penalty. Subtle Sovereign should improve on his fourth at Wincanton and may be best of the rest as Turn Over Sivola looked one-paced when favourite at Doncaster.
Valdez 7-2 (11-11) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, closed over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb beating Offbeat Safaris (10-8) by nk, 16 ran.
My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 9f out, led on bit 2f out, clear final furlong, very easily, won at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) gs in Dec beating Rainbow Haze (10-11) by 9l, 13 ran.
Kalani King (IRE) Ashkalani gelding out of Supreme Kellycarra.
No Diamond 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 37l behind Ballyalton (11-9) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Scholastica 16-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside 6f out, ridden 4f out, soon outpaced, plugged on again inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 12, 9l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Dec.
Subtle Sovereign (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway 7f out, every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Old Tricks (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Mid-division on inside, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase leading trio over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Kaysersberg (10-11) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Xaarcet (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 16, well behind Cool George (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Up To Something (FR) 7-4fav (10-9) Held up, headway 9f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Jan beating Ballylifen (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Regal Encore (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, challenged on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, easily, won at Southwell 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb beating Ron (10-8) by 2l, 11 ran.
Catch The Fire 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 7f out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind The New One (11-2) at Cheltenham 1m 6f 4yo NH flat (Listed) (1) gs in Jan.
D'Argent Cloud Tikkanen gelding out of Sounds Familiar.
Dumbfounded (FR) Vettori gelding out of Take The Light.
Kenai Peninsula Tikkanen gelding out of Realms Of Gold.
Mr Bingley 5-4fav (10-7) Held up in touch, 4th and ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 22l behind Theatrelands (10-7) at Huntingdon 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Ussee (FR) 16-1 (10-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 7l behind Diligent (10-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Jan.