Owen Glendower won at Ludlow in November and wasn't beaten far in a handicap at Doncaster last month. He should be winning again soon in the right grade but CHARIOT CHARGER may have his measure here. Emma Lavelle's eight-year-old jumped for fun when scoring on his chasing bow over 3m at Uttoxeter and may be capable of going on to better things. Golan Guy may have needed the run when last of five at Taunton last time but looks up against it off level terms with the other two previous winners in the race.
Chariot Charger (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Made all, ridden after last, held on well towards finish, won at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (5) gs in Nov beating Universal Soldier (11-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Golan Guy (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up in touch in rear, jumped slowly and last 8th, well beaten 3 out, last of 5, 34l behind Oldrik (10-12) at Taunton 2m Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Owen Glendower (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, tracked leaders 7th, ridden 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Quicuyo (11-10) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Dec.
Hearty Royale (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in rear, ridden and in touch in 5th over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Village Vic (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
She's Jolly (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Always in rear, behind 9th, last of 7, well behind Aikideau (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy.