How's Business hasn't beaten much in her three runs to date over fences but she won at this level over hurdles and is clearly in good heart. Charlie Mann's mare should make a bold bid to extend her winning run but, off level weights and on quicker ground, may find the progressive PEPITE ROSE too good. Still only a five-year-old, Venetia Williams' charge jumps really well for a novice and has already won over these fences. Gan On returns from a lay-off while Way Back When and Seamus Mullins' pair Time To Think and Catch The Rascal are racing from out of the handicap proper and need to improve on what they've show so far.
How's Business 1-9fav (11-10) Jumped well, led until 2nd, pressed leader, led again approaching 5th, came readily clear from 2 out, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gs in Feb beating Cecily Parsley (10-12) by 10l, 4 ran.
Gan On 13-8 (11-0) In touch, disputed 2nd from 4th until lost place and pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Pyracantha (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Sep, 4 ran.
Pepite Rose (FR) 4-11fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led 3 out, clear last, easily, won at Warwick 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) gd beating Chilli Rose (10-10) by 5l, 3 ran.
Way Back When 4-1 (11-5) Mid-division, chased leaders 9th, pushed along 11th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 10, 28l behind Wood Yer (11-10) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Time To Think 9-2 (11-11) Chased leader, led 6th until 8th, chased leader, led again before ommited 10th, headed before 4 out, lost 2nd before next, no extra in 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Tarquinius (9-9) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Catch The Rascal (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Fell 1st, in a race won by Huckleberry (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs, 12 ran.