Martin Keighley has a good strike rate here and Always Bold wasn't beaten far when runner-up at Uttoxeter last time. Days Of Pleasure broke his duck over fences at Worcester 12 days ago but this looks more competitive, though ex-pointer Gospel Preacher and Smart Exit are possibly best watched following a break. SAMINGARRY carries a penalty after winning by 10 lengths at Aintree last week but he'll probably be raised by more than 7lb in future races and can defy his welter burden with Mark Quinlan taking off 3lb.
Samingarry (FR) 11-1 (10-2) Held up behind leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd 15th, ridden and challenging when rider lost iron briefly before 3 out, jumped right and led 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Aintree 3m 1f (3) gd in Oct beating Abbey Storm (11-5) by 10l, 6 ran.
Gospel Preacher 2-1 (12-0) Led to 6; led aft 15; lft clr 2 out; drvn out, won at Eggesford 3m ptp gf in May beating Tiger Wild (12-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Smart Exit (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders in 4th, mistake 4th, ridden and struggling before 12th, left poor 3rd before 4 out, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Buck's Bond (10-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f nov chs (4) sft in Apr.
Always Bold (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 11th, went 4th 5 out, plugged on from 3 out, chased winner after last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bennys Well (9-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
The Informant 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced from 7th, 5th of 13, 26l behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 10-3 (10-8) Tracked leader, led 7th until 9th, led 11th, headed before 4 out, challenged last and edged left on landing, soon led, stayed on well, drawing away final 100 yards, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Oct beating Kap West (11-1) by 4l, 7 ran.
Orvita (FR) 20-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, jumped right at times, not fluent 4th or 12th, ridden before 13th, headway when hit 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Thomas Wild (11-3) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 7 ran.