BOLD ADDITION came a cropper in the Fox Hunters' at Aintree last April when last seen at the track. He'd made a winning return from a lay-off at Sandown before that and can do the same here. Foundry Square also fell on his latest start but had gone close at Bangor earlier while Charles Bruce has failed to complete either side of winning one of these events at Cheltenham back in May. Testing ground may be a problem for Minella Theatre but both Offshore Account and Ninetieth Minute have a claims if at their best.
Bold Addition (FR) 5-1fav (12-0) Chased leaders, fell 10th (Bechers), in a race won by Tartan Snow (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd in Apr, 24 ran.
Himalayan Express 16-1 (11-0) (cp) mists; wl bhnd when pu 13, in a race won by Qrackers (11-0) at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec, 13 ran.
Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 7-4 (12-7) Hdwy 6; led 11 til hdd 3 out; kpt on one pce, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Minella Stars (12-7) at Harkaway Club 3m ptp hvy in Dec.
Offshore Account (IRE) 16-1 (12-7) (cp) (tt) prom til wknd 14; pu aft 3 out, in a race won by Minella Stars (12-7) at Harkaway Club 3m ptp hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Charles Bruce (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Led to 14; no ch w wnr, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Penmore Mill (12-0) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp gd in Dec.
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 16-1 (12-7) Bhnd til pu 10, in a race won by Rumbavu (12-7) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd, 10 ran.
Foundry Square (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in 3rd and chance when fell last, in a race won by Green Flag (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Minella Theatre (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner last, ridden run-in, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Solis (10-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.