Seebright defied a big weight in a handicap hurdle at this meeting last year so has to go on the short-list after getting off the mark over fences at Fontwell earlier this month. Big Society was only beaten a length at Chepstow in February while Warwick specialist Rockchasebullett has won over this trip between the flags. Ballytober has shown some ability but his last two runs have been a disappointment. Both of HOLLOW BLUE SKY's victories have come over shorter but he wasn't beaten far in a better race over 2m6f at Haydock last Saturday and this should be within his range. He has the best recent form so gets the nod.
Seebright 10-11fav (10-12) Chased leader, pushed along before 3 out, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd beating Wilton Milan (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Big Society (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 2nd, led before 3 out, ridden and headed last, 3 lengths down 100 yards out, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Woodford County (10-13) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Feb.
Ballytober 9-4fav (11-7) Held up in touch on outside, mistake 4 out, no extra from next, last of 5, 32l behind Farmer Matt (10-10) at Exeter 3m (3) hvy in Mar.
Hollow Blue Sky (FR) 8-1 (10-5) In touch, headway when mistake 4 out, led after 2 out, ridden and headed flat, kept on, 3rd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd.
Hawaii Klass 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along after 7th, weakened before 8th, 4th of 7, 28l behind Indian Voyage (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Rockchasebullett (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Held up in last trio, steady headway 12th, left in close 4th at 13th, 3rd 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace under pressure fom last, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Speed Master (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Humphrey Bee (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, not fluent 11th, driven and narrow advange when fell 2 out, in a race won by Turbo Du Ranch (11-10) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 10 ran.
Heathfield (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 2 out, ridden into 3rd last, no impression leaders run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Ballyben (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, went 3rd before 11th, no impression from 3 out, stayed on one pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 6l behind Mr Supreme (11-7) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.